69th EAAP Annual Meeting


The 69th EAAP Annual Meeting will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 27th to 31st August 2018. 


Information about registration to the EAAP, the venue, hotels and the scientific programme are available at the EAAP webpage


A joint Interbull/EAAP session will be held on Monday, August 27th. This years themes will be:

  • Cow and large population genotyping for genomic selection, management and marketing in cattle

In recent years the number of cows that are being genotyped is increasing rapidly. This session will provide an opportunity to share experiences and research in applying cow genotyping and the use of such genotypes, for the improvement of genomic selection, management and marketing in dairy and beef cattle breeds.

Chairs: Sophie Mattalia & Haifa Benhajali

  •  Optimization of a genomic breeding program for small sized cattle populations.

This session will focus on dairy and beef cattle, but may be applicable to other farm species that are characterized by a small population size. One specific question addresses the optimal design of a calibration group, i.e., in order to estimate SNP-marker effects, especially for novel traits (e.g., health, behaviour, product quality). In the context of SNP marker estimations, mixed breed genomic evaluations are a topic of interest. A further aspect of this session reflects the evaluation of breeding program design and overall breeding goals considering genomic information. Here, questions address selection response in overall breeding goals as well as in single traits for breeding goals with genomic marker information, or with direct gene effects. In addition, the long-term effect of genomic selection on inbreeding and genetic / genomic relationships should be studied.

Chairs: Sven Koenig & Reinhard Reents


Official Launch of GenoEx-PSE June 1, 2018
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Information about GDPR
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Useful deadlines
Useful deadlines for the August 2018 Routine run

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