February 18, 2019

Midwest Symposium Preview

The registration deadline for the 2019 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Annual Meeting is Monday, February 18, 2019. Don’t miss out on the exciting Symposia at this year’s meeting. Take a peek below for a preview of what’s to come during the Breeding and Genetics Symposium on Tuesday, March 12!

On Tuesday, March 12, The Breeding and Genetics Symposium continues with a discussion of genotyping assays in livestock. The first presentation will be from Deborah Velez-Irizary, the recipient of a young scholar award at the Midwest Meeting. She will be presenting her research that provides new information on the complex regulation of the pig longissimus muscle transcriptome and associations with measurable differences in economically important phenotypic traits. Other presentations will include discussions about the use of genomic testing in the cattle industry, as well as, the benefits of using a functional chip in beef. Utilization of these techniques will allow for more accurate breed specifications within cattle populations where there is little or no available pedigree information.

Don’t miss this year’s Breeding and Genetics Symposium held on Monday, March 12 at the 2019 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Section Annual Meeting.

Titles and Presenting Authors:

  • -Young Scholar Presentation: Expression quantitative trait loci and allele-specific expression exhibiting joint association with polygenic trait phenotypes in pigs – Deborah Velez-Irizary
  • Applying GGP-F250 genotypes to elucidate the biochemical basis for animal variation in meat quality attributes – Andy King
  • A Large Multi-Breed Reference Panel and Maximizes Genotype Imputation Accuracy in Cattle – Troy Rowan
  • Present and Future of Genomic Test Reporting in the Cattle Industry – Rich Tait, Jr.
  • Opportunities for Using a Functional Chip in Beef – E. John Pollack

Meeting registration information can be found here. For more information on other symposia, visit our website where you can find the draft program online!

We look forward to seeing you in Omaha, Nebraska!