U.S. dairy was well-represented at the 2022 ICAR-INTERBULL meeting in Montreal, Canada, from May 30 through June 3, with several invited presenters and award recipients.
Javier Burchard,CDCB Chief Innovation Officer
José Carrillo,CDCB Chief Data Officer
John Clay,CDCB Vice Chair and Director, Dairy Records Management System
João Dürr,CDCB Chief Executive Officer
Jay Mattison, CDCB Board Member and CEO, National Dairy Herd Improvement Association (NDHIA)
Kristen Parker Gaddis,CDCB Geneticist
Mark Rodgers,CDCB Board Member and dairy producer
Jay Weiker, CDCB Chair and President, National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
George Wiggans, CDCB Technical Advisor
Nick Wu,CDCB Product Development Manager
CDCB Presentations during Interbull Meeting With the overall Interbull meeting theme of “Innovations in national and international genetic and genomic evaluations,” researchers were invited to submit abstracts that specifically address big data, meta-analytical methods, experience with single-step evaluations, new trait implementation, cross-breed evaluations and adaptation to sustainability, efficiency or methane emission.
Ignacy Misztal of University of Georgia shared, Single-step genetic evaluation using the CDCB data, on behalf of D. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta and, M. Bermann at UGA, A. Cesarani at University of Sassari, A. Legarra at INRA, Ezequiel Nicolazzi of CDCB and Paul VanRaden of USDA AGIL.
U.S. Leaders Recognized
Robert Fourdraine of Dairy Records Management System (right) received the 2022 ICAR Presidents Award at the recent meeting in Montreal.
Jay Mattison (center) of National Dairy Herd Information Association was recognized for tremendous service to ICAR. Jay served on the ICAR Board from 2006 to 2021, and as Board President from 2017 to 2021.
João Dürr, CDCB CEO, was elected Vice President of the ICAR Board.