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BCBC Virtual Conference

January 26

Our breeding goals – Learn from the past to focus on the future’ is the theme for the 2021 BCBC Virtual Conference.

CIEL’s Head of Innovation, Dr. Mark Young will be speaking in session 3 at 12.45 & will discuss Resilient and robust cattle – Defining a breeding objective
Farmers in challenging environments know about the advantages of animals that cope with challenges such as disease, low levels of feeding or extreme weather. This multi-faceted trait (or traits) is receiving increasing interest from animal scientists seeking to define key dimensions of the trait, and geneticists wanting to predict genetic merit for these. This presentation introduces the idea of “anti-fragility” and examines how this helps define the trait. 15 minutes presentation shown in the ‘Beef Room’ followed by audience feedback and live Q&A, presentation relevant for both sectors


January 26