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2018 Interbull Meeting

 

The 2018 Interbull Annual Meeting will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 10-12 February 2018 in conjunction with the  41st ICAR biennial session and the 11th WCGALP meeting.

 

Participation to the 2018 Interbull Annual Meeting requires a separate paid registration fee. Information on how to register, costs and hotel booking are all available through the main events pages http://www.icar2018.nz/icar18 and http://www.wcgalp.com/wcgalp18

 

Differently from previous Interbull Meetings, this year's title and abstract submission, and relative presentation, would be submitted via the main event webpage.

Please follow this link to submit your presentation to the Interbull Meeting: http://www.icar2018.nz/icar18/call_for_papers

 

We aim to accept all relevant and good abstracts for presentations. Depending on the number of abstracts that we receive, some authors may need to be asked to present their paper in poster format. Authors will be informed of this as soon as possible but no later than December 23, 2017.

 

Important dates

  • Close of submissions: 4 December 2017
  • Acceptance of your paper will be at the latest 23 December 2017
  • Early bird registrations closes on: 30 November 2017
  • Deadline for full paper submission to Interbull Bulletin: 28 February, 2018.
    • The related paper should be written according to the InterBulletin Guidelines which are available here

 

 

To submit your title and abstract please go to the following link: http://www.icar2018.nz/icar18/call_for_papers

 

 

This year's Interbull Open Meetings will include scientific reports related to the following themes in both beef and dairy cattle:

 

1.  Interbull and Interbeef Services: Impact, benefits, challenges and opportunities.

Moderators: Andrew Cromie and Reinhard Reents.

This session is scheduled after the Interbull Business Meeting: We invite you to share your business/commercial experiences in the (national) application of the Interbull and Interbeef services, with an emphasis of reviewing the impact and benefits this has brought to your organization, country/ies, breeding programs and/or customers.

We also welcome your views on your (business/commercial) challenges (including the reasons for countries not participating in Interbull or Interbeef), and further opportunities that Interbull and Interbeef could provide.

 

2. Addressing the challenges of genomic selection in international genetic and genomic evaluations in dairy and beef cattle.

Moderators: Vincent Ducrocq and Haifa Benhajali

During the 2017 Interbull Meetings in Ljubljana and Tallinn, “Possible sources of bias introduced through genomic pre-selection”, and the “Impact of genomic pre-selection on N-GES and I-GES (MACE)” were addressed. During the current session we like to move from the ‘technical’ issue to the “application of solutions”, and provide the opportunity to share your experiences, activities and plans for addressing these challenges in your national evaluation systems.

 

3. Research and development in national and international evaluations - novel methods and new traits in dairy and beef cattle

Moderators: Hossein Jorjani and Gert Pedersen Aamand

For this session papers are invited that will provide an update on ongoing R&D in national and international evaluations in dairy and/or beef cattle for:

1 - novel methods and/or

2 - novel traits.

 

4. Availability and use of genetic and genomic information in dairy and beef herd management

Moderators: Matthew Shaffer and Toine Roozen.

The use of genomic information in genetic evaluation has brought about revolutionary change in cattle selection. Genetic and genomic informationis also changing how dairy and beef producers make everyday management, selection and breeding decisions. Papers are invited to highlight the opportunities and needs for genetic and genomic information in cattle farms.

 

 

General Program - Interbull Activities

(The program may be subject to change)

Day

Time

Interbull Annual Meeting

 

Friday 9 February

09:00 to 15:30

Interbull Technical Committee Meeting 1

 
 

16:00 to 18:30

Steering Committee Meeting 1

 

Saturday 10 February

09:00 to 12:30

Steering Committee Meeting 2

 
 

13:30 to 15:30

Interbull Business Meeting 1

 
 

16:00 to 17:30

Interbull Open Meeting — Session 1 Interbull and Interbeef Services: Impact, benefits, challenges and opportunities.

 

Sunday 11 February

09:00 to 10:30

Interbull Open Meeting — Session 2: Addressing the challenges of genomic selection in international genetic and genomic evaluations in dairy and beef cattle.

 
 

11:00 to 12:30

Interbull Open Meeting — Session 3: Research and development in national and international evaluations - novel methods and new traits in dairy and beef cattle

 
 

13:30 to 15:30

Interbull Open Meeting — Session 4: Availability and use of genetic and genomic information in dairy and beef herd management

 
 

16:00 to 17:30

Interbull Business Meeting 2

 
 

18:00 to 20:00

ICAR/WCGALP Welcome Function

 

Monday 12 February

07:30 to 20:30

Posters

 
 

08:30 to 09:30

Plenary session

 
 

09:30 to 10:30

Morning Tea

 
 

10:30 to 12:00

Joint WCGALP/ICAR/INTERBULL Session 1

 
 

12:00 to 13:30

Lunch

 
 

13:30 to 15:00

Joint WCGALP/ICAR/INTERBULL Session 2

 
 

15:00 to 16:00

Afternoon Tea

 
 

16:00 to 18:00

Joint WCGALP/ICAR/INTERBULL Session 3

 
 

18:30 to 20:30

Wine and Cheese Reception

 

Tuesday 13 February

09:00 to 16:00

Interbull Technical Committee Meeting 2

 
 

16:30 to 19:00

Steering Committee Meeting 3

 

Technical and Steering Committees are administrative meetings restricted to the respective members; Business Meetings are public and are dedicated to discuss operational and political decisions of the Steering Committee with participating organizations; Open Meetings are dedicated to scientific reports.

Interbull Centre - Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU - Box 7023, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden - interbull@slu.se

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