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DCRC Webinar, Presented in Spanish, Focuses on Genomics and Cow Health

“Effective use of genomics to improve dairy cow health and fertility” (Uso eficaz de la genómica para mejorar la salud y fertilidad de vacas lecheras), presented in Spanish, headlines the May 30 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. The free webinar starts at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Francisco Peñagaricano, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will serve as the instructor for this one-hour webinar.

During the webinar, Peñagaricano will describe the progress, challenges and perspectives on the use of genomics to improve dairy cow health and fertility. The advent of genomics transformed the dairy industry, enabling faster genetic progress, particularly for low heritable traits, such as fertility and health, while facilitating the improvement of traits that are difficult to measure on the entire population, such as feed efficiency or methane emissions.
Key learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Increase knowledge on the proper use of genetic and genomic tools in dairy cattle, with special emphasis on health and fertility.
  • Increase the knowledge on practical and economically important aspects of dairy genetic and genomic evaluation and selection.
  • Increase use of the latest practices in dairy cattle genetics.

Peñagaricano is an assistant professor in the department of animal and dairy sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research program focuses on developing and applying methods to dissect the genetic basis of economically relevant traits in dairy cattle. His research involves gene mapping, genomic prediction, multi-omics data integration and network modeling.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://bit.ly/DCRCMay30Web. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at www.dcrcouncil.org after June 13.

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Raphael Saraiva, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: raphael.saraiva@stgen.com or e-mail DCRC at: jodee@dcrcouncil.org.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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