DairyCast update for December 15, 2009, Understanding the science behind genomic selection


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If you are thinking that you could use a little warm up and some sunshine, consider making a trip to San Antonio, Texas for the Cattle Industry Annual Convention from January 27-30. This is an excellent chance to broaden your knowledge through the educational programs, network with industry leaders, and help shape the policy that affects us all in the cattle industry. Listen as we discuss the convention with Kristin Torres.

Also if you are interesting in learning more about how you can benefit from utilizing genomic selection in your herd, don’t miss these excellent conversations with Kent Weigel and Mike Cowan.

Since this is our last email before Christmas, I want to wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas.


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Twenty-Ten kick start on events: Here is a short list of events to keep an eye on.
  • AFBF 91st Annual Meeting Jan. 10-13, 2010 Seattle, WA. Interested In Attending the AFBF 91st Annual Meeting? Members must register through their state Farm Bureau office to attend the AFBF annual meeting. Many state Farm Bureaus offer group travel arrangements. If you’re not sure who to contact, find your state Farm Bureau.
  • AG CONNECT Expo 2010 Jan. 13-15, 2010, Orlando, FL. Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe. Registration and event details available.
  • Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show Jan. 27-30, 2010, San Antonio, TX. "Its a good opportunity to interact with members of the livestock industry and to become more informed on a variety of topics of interest."
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