Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

Event Details


February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022


12pm - 12:45pm


Virtual via Zoom
Morrison Hall Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850



Kathryn Barrett

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals.  An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

Registration is $50 per person.  Register here.

Feb 16, 2022 |  12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

  • Overview of genetics evaluations including individual traits, targeted indexes, total performance indexes.
  • Overview of how to obtain genetic evaluations for your herd and what is included in the results.

February 23, 2022 | 12:00-12:45pm ET

  • Inbreeding and Crossbreeding
  • Discussion on how to manage inbreeding, the effects of inbreeding depression, and how crossbreeding can be utilized.

March 2, 2022 | 12:00-12:45pm ET

  • Management and Decision Making
  • Overview of how genetic evaluation results can be used in management decisions.

March 9, 2022 | 12:00-12:45pm ET

  • Marketing and Industry Impact
  • How genetic evaluations are used in marketing, including details you should ask, and ways to select and market your own animals.

March 16, 2022 | 12:00-12:45pm ET          *Must attend this session to participate in the in-person workshop 

  • Data Review
  • Examining genetic evaluation data, creating personalized indexes, and how to use this in management strategies.


In Person Workshop: Opportunity to work with real data in basic excel sheets and in different industry software packages.

Choose between the following two choices: 

March 30 - Morrison Hall Cornell University 10-2pm-lunch provided


TBD   -SUNY ATTAIN Lab in Perry NY 10-noon-presentations; Noon-1-lunch-sponsor interaction 1-2pm-presentations.

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