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2018 CDCB Industry Meeting

CDCB Industry Meeting: Future of Phenotyping
How technology is shaping phenotypes in the genomic era

Dairy producers, industry representatives and genetic enthusiasts are invited to exchange ideas about the future of genetic evaluations and data collection, during World Dairy Expo.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall (Mendota 4), Madison, WI 53713
Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for coffee, pastries and fellowship, and the program will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will adjourn at 1:00 p.m.

To register, please click on the link below. We kindly ask that guests pre-register to ensure adequate seats and refreshments. We will welcome walk-ins on October 2.


Please join in the interactive, forward-focused agenda.

8:00 am        Registration and refreshments

8:30 am        Welcome and Opening Remarks, by John Meyer, CDCB Chair

8:40 am        Progress. Preview. Perspective., by João Dürr, CDCB CEO

9:00 am        AGIL: Research Report, by Paul VanRaden, USDA AGIL

9:30 am        CDCB Services: Continuous Improvement, by Ezequiel Nicolazzi, CDCB

9:50 am        Keynote: How sensors and automation are changing dairy data for good, by Steven Sievert, Quality Certification Services Inc.

10:20 am      Milk Break

10:35 am      Keynote: Value of cooperative phenotypic databases in the genomics era, Albert DeVries, University of Florida

11:05 am      Keynote: Producer needs and opportunities for data recording, Paul Trierweiler, President of the Board of Directors, NorthStar Cooperative Inc.

11:35 am      PANEL: Phenotyping in the Future
                     Q&A with Steve Sievert, Albert DeVries and Paul Trierweiler
How data on cow performance, health, body measures and activity can flow into a national database and continue serving the common good through public research and independent assessment services as farms move into big data

12:45 pm      Open Forum

1:00 p.m.     Adjourn