“Managing Genetic Diversity for Future Dairy and Livestock Breeding” was the theme of the recent Discover Conference hosted by American Dairy Science Association® on April 19-21, 2022. Several CDCB geneticists participated, representing CDCB as an event sponsor.
Presentations, discussion sessions, and breakout groups were organized by the following conference themes (agenda):
The conference attracted 100 registrants (In-person and virtual live access) representing 9 Countries and 24 U.S. States; industry from 8 Countries and 16 U.S. States; and 20 Universities. Attendees represented breed associations, dairy producers, genetic and genomic companies, university scientists, government agencies, and graduate students.
Consensus was reached on many issues for managing genetic diversity including:
There has already been follow-up with plans and strategies for collaboration among representatives from industry, academia, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service to address the next steps to manage genetic diversity.
Click here for presenters’ summaries of their topic.
Five posters were accepted for presentation during the conference:
ADSA Discover Conferences are designed to encourage in-depth discussion and interaction among scientists and all stakeholders, in an environment supporting free and open exchange of new or controversial issues.