DNA 101: Collecting, Storing, and Processing Samples
Presented by: Neogen Canada
Join General Manager, Michelle Miller, Operations Manager Yee Ying Lock and Genomics Territory Manager, Western Canada, Nicki Westersund from Neogen Canada on October 29th as they help you understand both the process and the value of doing DNA. They will cover the proper process for collecting and storing TSUs and Hairs Cards and how the lab processes your samples. Michelle will discuss the value of genomics.
Thursday, November 5 6pm MDT
EPD Basics and Beyond
Presented by: Dr Bob Weaber Ph.D.,
CLA Genetic Consultant, Professor and Head, Eastern Kansas Research and Extension Centers at Kansas State University
Join this session to learn the basics of Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) developed to describe the genetic potential of Limousin cattle. Included in the discussion will be an overview of beef genetics basics, EPD computation, correlated traits, and contemporary grouping strategies. We’ll also discuss the importance of whole herd reporting, understanding EPD accuracies and percentile rank tables.
Thursday, November 12 6pm MDT
Digital Beef: Registrations, Transfers, and Value Added Features
Presented by: Laura Ecklund, Shayla Chappell and Nicole Scott Canadian Limousin Association Registry Staff
This presentation will cover the basics of using CLA's registry platform Digital Beef. It will also go into more detail on the extra value-added features found in Digital Beef. This will be a valuable webinar for all CLA members that use the online registry to take part in.
Thursday, November 19 6pm MDT
Commercial Cattlemen: Bull Reproduction Discussion & Mental Health Matters
Presented by: Dr. Roy Lewis DVM and Cynthia Beck, University of Regina
Join Dr. Lewis as he covers important topics related to the bull's reproduction system and scrotal circumference. This webinar will also include a mental health presentation by Cynthia Beck. Mental health has become an important topic in the agricultural industry in our current times.
Thursday, November 26th 6pm MDT
The Canadian Limousin Association: What does my membership include?
Presented by: Laura Ecklund, General Manager Canadian Limousin Association
This presentation is geared to new members of the CLA. Join CLA staff members as they cover programs, awards, and current initiatives offered by the association. This will be an interactive webinar with a question and answer period. All CLA members are welcome.
The science of genomics has revolutionized the genetic improvement in agricultural species. Learn how genomic tools including SNP DNA markers and single step methods produce modern EPDs in the IGS genetic evaluation system. Also, learn the basic premises behind DNA marker imputation and DNA parent validation. We’ll also provide practical advice on genotyping strategies and protocols for sample collection/storage.