July 09, 2011

This just in: late-breaking abstracts

When: Saturday, July 12. 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Where: Convention Center / Rooms 288-289

Tomorrow afternoon, JAM attendees can catch talks on hot-off-the-presses research at our Late-Breaking Abstracts Session. Scientists at the session will present on topics like spinal curvature in fetal pigs and the effects of lactic acid bacteria in calf feed.

Clint Krehbiel, chair of the session, says he is looking forward to hearing from all the speakers, but he especially recommends the presentations on new genotyping platforms and genetic technologies. He says identifying economically-important traits is crucial for both the dairy and meat production industries. “That can be very important going forward,” Krehbiel says.

One abstract looks at the effects of ferric citrate on ruminal hydrogen sulfide production in feedlot cattle diets. “That’s a very hot topic right now,” says Krehbiel.

To attend these presentations, swing by Convention Center rooms 288-289 tomorrow at 3:15.