Interbull and ADSA Annual Meeting


The 2019 Interbull Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the ADSA Annual meeting in Cincinnati from 22-24 June 2019:

22-23 June 2019: Open and Business Meetings at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

23-26 June 2019: ADSA meeting at the Duke Energy Convention Center - including the joint Interbull-ADSA Symposium on 24 June


Three exciting main topics focusing on dairy cattle have been selected for the Interbull Open Meeting:


  1. New traits and phenotypes collection, use and (inter)national evaluation
  2. The use of new technologies and methodologies in national and international genetic and genomic evaluations
  3. Opportunities for use of genetic and genomic information


Click here for a more complete description of the themes and for title and abstract submission Themes and Title submission for Interbull Open Meeting


The joint Interbull-ADSA Symposium on Monday 24 June has interesting topics and speakers:



In 2009, genomic evaluations were first implemented in the United States and Canada, followed over time by many other countries. The rapid uptake of genomic selection has had a dramatic impact on the dairy industry. This symposium will highlight the development of this implementation in all dairy breeds and its impact, and will look to new developments and future scenarios.


Speaker, Affiliation     Presentation Title
Derek Bickhart, USDA     From the sequence of Dominette to 10K and 50K SNP chips
Paul VanRaden, USDA     Implementation of genomic selection
Enrico Santus, ANARB, Italy     The role of Interbull in the successful implementation of genomic selection in breeds other than Holstein
Esa Mantysaari, LUKE, Finland     Single-step genomic evaluations
Gregor Gorjianc, Roslin, UK     What’s next?



The advent of genomics has created an opportunity to focus on and select for expensive traits that was not feasible with traditional selection. This symposium will illustrate various examples of national and international initiatives to pool data across countries or organizations in order to exploit the potential of accurate genomic evaluation for novel and expensive traits.


Speaker, Affiliation     Presentation Title
Yvette de Haas, Wageningen University Research     METHAGENE and gDMI
Rob Tempelman, Michigan State University    

Dry matter intake (DMI) versus residual feed intake (RFI)in genetic

evaluation of dairy cattle (USDA project)

Francesca Malchiodi, University of Guelph and Semex     Multiple trait single-step genomic evaluation for hoof health
Kristin Parker-Gaddis, Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding     Health evaluations in the United States
Jennie Pryce, Victoria Agriculture     Implementation of genomic selection for heat tolerance


Registration and Accommodation

Online registration for the 2019 Interbull and ADSA annual meeting is now open. For those who prefer to register using a paper form, a printable PDF of the registration brochure and registration form is available online as well.


The Interbull Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. For your convenience, hotel room blocks have been secured at the Hilton Netherland Plaza at the discounted rates for attendees. You can book your room online now – rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The local organizers have created a world-class dairy science program for you, in a lively, convenient, easy-to-reach city, so please make your plans now to join us in Cincinnati from June 22 to 24. Don’t miss the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world!


 Important Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts to the Interbull Open Meeting: May 10

Booking accommodation: May 23
Early Registration: May 30

Interbull Centre - Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU - Box 7023, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden -

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