Beef Forum and Breakfast

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Beef Forum and Breakfast

May 2016 update:

Videos of each speaker can be viewed on our videos page. Copies of presentations can be found using the links below. 

Welcome & update - Graham Alder, B+LNZ Genetics
Genotyping: bulls now heifers; what's happening and why? - Sharl Liebergreen, Zoetis Genetics
Beef genetics for the dairy industry - Dr Rebecca Hickson, Massey University
Black Baldy and beyond - Prof Wayne Pitchford, University of Adelaide
Mt Linton: genetics and NZ's highest Beef EQ rates - Ceri Lewis, Mount Linton Station
Let's talk beef cows; what's driving maternal performance? - Dr Steve Miller, AgResearch
Carcase data: big value for informing genetics - Max Tweedie, B+LNZ Genetics
Economic analysis of Australia's maternal productivity project - Prof Wayne Pitchford, University of Adelaide
Real world genomics in the USA - Jim Johnson, USA cattle genetics specialist, Zoetis
The power of the New Zealand gene pool, for New Zealand - Prof Dorian Garrick, Massey University / Iowa State University

April 2016: forum information

The forum and breakfast will be held over two days and features world leaders in international beef genetics including; Dr Dorian Garrick, Dr Wayne Pitchford and Jim Johnson.

Ceri Lewis from Mount Linton Station will be speaking on their approach to genetics and how its helped achieve some of the highest Beef EQ rates in New Zealand.

Both events are an opportunity to share ideas with fellow breeders, talk to us directly about our genetics programme and have informative discussions on key issues, challenges and opportunities for the advancement of beef genetics in New Zealand.

Both events are free to attend.
Spaces are limited to 150 people at each event.

View the detailed event programme here

Please RSVP by Friday 6 May to confirm attendance at one/both events
Email, or phone (03) 477 6632