eXtension webinar focuses on feed efficiency

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The eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice will conduct a webinar, titled “Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency: A Genomics Approach,” on February 9, 2012 starting at noon Central time. The presentation, featuring Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska, will last for one hour.

Weaber and Spangler, both specialists in beef-cattle genetics, will discuss the importance of feed efficiency in the US beef value chain, various measures of efficiency and genetic relationships between feed efficiency and other production traits. They’ll also describe genomic methods for genetic improvement of feed efficiency and provide an overview of a large research and Extension initiative focused on developing those genomic tools.

 Webinar Connection Instructions:

At the meeting time, simply click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser to enter the meeting:  https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/beefcattle

When you go to the URL you will find yourself at a login page. Click on the radio button for ‘Enter as Guest,’ enter your name and click ‘Enter Room’ button. You may be asked to load the Adobe Connect Add-in which is required for the webinar.

Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the Connect server:  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect

This webinar is being presented by the Beef Cattle Clearinghouse eXtension Community of Practice.

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