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.