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National Genetics Workshop slated for February 17 to 19

AMES, Iowa -- Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond is the focus of a 3-day workshop on the future of dairy cattle genetics. It will mark the first time in over a decade that the entire dairy genetic community will gather to discuss the long-term future. Commercial dairy producers and elite breeders, A.I. industry representatives, dairy record specialists, breed association representatives, genetic researchers, dairy consultants, veterinarians, educators and graduate students are all encouraged to attend the program.

As with past workshops, industry groups are not only encouraged to send key representatives but plan board meetings in the Phoenix, Arizona, area around this time.

Planned discussions include: traits for the future, infrastructure for dairy genetics education, appropriate use of genomics and many more. For more workshop details, go to www.ans.iastate.edu/events/dairygenomics/ to complete your registration.