AG2PI Field Day #4 - January 20, 2021
Event was rescheduled for January 27, 2021

Implementation of Genomic Selection and the Future of Phenotyping in Dairy Cattle

Rescheduled for January 27, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central Time)
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Rescheduled for
January 27, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(US Central Time)


Discussion of genomics and phenomics research and applications in dairy cattle; including challenges in data processing and technology.


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Genomic prediction and genomic selection have revolutionized breeding programs in both animals and plants. Genomic selection was first implemented in dairy cattle, with the US leading the way. Genomic selection in dairy cattle capitalizes on extensive farm-level phenotype recording and data sharing, including between countries. This field day will focus on the implementation of genomic selection in dairy cattle, including genotyping, phenotyping, and data sharing, and associated challenges. The second part of the field day will focus on the future of phenotyping in dairy cattle using novel sensor and other technologies, along with the associated data storage, processing, and analysis challenges.

Field Day Speakers

Implementation of Genomic Selection in Dairy Cattle

10:30 - 11:10 AM
George Wiggans
Dr. George Wiggans
Research Geneticist - Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding

The Future of Phenotyping in Dairy Cattle and Associated Challenges

11:10 - 12:00 PM
Miel Hostens
Dr. Miel Hostens
Assistant Professor - Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Joao Dorea
Dr. Joao Dorea
Assistant Professor - Precision Agriculture & Data Analytics, University of Wisconsin-Madison