WHAT: On Thursday, August 13th, Acceligen and UC Davis will host the first ever Livestock Industry Conference on Genetics. The conference will be a first-of-its-kind meeting during which commercial industry leaders, academics and members of the livestock supply chain will learn about the opportunities that emerging genetics technologies create for their industry.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Thursday, August 13th  

WHERE: Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center

              Tahoe City, CA 96145 

WHO: Industry and academic leaders including:

Dr. Elizabeth Maga, UC Davis

Ron Stotish, AquaBounty

Tamar Haspel, Washington Post

Scott Simplot, JR Simplot Company

Dr. Matt Wheeler, University of Illinois

Mike Morris, Yum! Brands

Dr. John Hickey, Roslin Institute

Dave Thorbahn, Select Sires

Dave Schmidt, IFIC

Dr. Helen Sang, Roslin Institute

Steve Kopperud, Policy Directions

Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis

Scott Fahrenkrug, Recombinetics

WHY: The livestock industry is currently exploring new genetic technologies that will improve animal welfare and increase the sustainability of animal agriculture. Livestock are responsible for almost 40 percent of the global agricultural domestic product, accounting for two billionanimals worldwide. Livestock occupy almost 25 percent of the earth’s total land area and require one-third of the planet’s arable land to produce feed for those animals. The production of livestock and the feed for those animals is responsible for about 18% of global greenhouse emissions.   

At the Livestock Industry Conference on Genetics, preeminent thought leaders from the world of animal agriculture will convene to share ideas, discuss new breakthroughs and determine how genetics will be used to solve many of the issues facing the industry.  

For more information about the event please contact Kevin Gaffney at (612) 414-6139 or via email at kevin@ainsleyshea.com.