Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy
February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations
Regional Dairy Specialist
email Kathy Barrett
This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.
Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.
Feb 16, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
Overview of Genetic Evaluations
Including individual traits, targeted indexes, total performance indexes.
Overview of how to obtain genetic evaluations for your herd and what is included in the results.
February 23, 2022
Inbreeding and Crossbreeding
Discussion on how to manage inbreeding, the effects of inbreeding depression, and how crossbreeding can be utilized.
Management and Decision Making
Overview of how genetic evaluation results can be used in management decisions.
March 9, 2022
Marketing and Industry Impact
How genetic evaluations are used in marketing, including details you should ask, and ways to select and market your own animals.
Examining genetic evaluation data, creating personalized indexes, and how to use this in management strategies.
*Must attend this session to participate in the in-person workshop*
In Person Workshop
Opportunity to work with real data in basic excel sheets and in different industry software packages.
Morrison Hall Cornell University
SUNY ATTAIN Lab in Perry NY-TBD
This program is available at a reduced cost of $50 thanks to the generous support of our industry sponsors.
Dairy Herd Management Services
Farm Credit East
Keseca Veterinary Clinic
Perry Vet Clinic
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