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NCBA Hosts Cattle Genetics Webinars

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National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is partnering with eBEEF.org to host a series of webinars in 2018. Find more information about the webinars in the series at BeefUSA.org. The first webinar will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. CT.

AHA Educational Session 2017: Paving the Genetic Path

Dorian Garrick
Theta Solutions LLC

The Theta Solutions LLC is made up of Dr. Bruce Golden, Dr. Dorian Garrick, and Dr. Daniel Garrick. They have developed the BOLT software for genetic and genomic evaluations.

The American Hereford Association formed an advisory committee to check the new genetic evaluation system. The advisory committee looked at the process during development. The advisory committee included:

Joe EllisJack HolderLee HaygoodPaul BennettMitch Abrahamsen
Suppose we had 100 progeny (i.e. offspring) on 1 bull. You might look at that bull and decide you like him or you don’t like him. But, that bull is just an envelop that carries genetic information. What the bull looks like really doesn’t matter, what matters is what his progeny look like. The way to look at the genetic value, or breeding value, of the bull is to look at his offspring. But, there are lots of environmental effects that influence the performance of the offspring. One example is the age of the dam. We can ad…