Icelandic Cattle is one of the breeds discussed during the workshop.
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The workshop has the title: What, how and why – in genomic selection.
It focuses on the prospects and challenges of genomic selection, especially on small populations. The event will provide an update on possibilities for the optimal genomic breeding models and methods for small populations in the future. On top of that, the event offers an overview of two novel genomic selection programs in Nordic native cattle populations (Icelandic cattle and Western Finncattle).
The workshop will be held in English and is arranged in cooperation with the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, NFJ.
9.00 Opening of the workshop: Tuula Pehu, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry, Finland
Genomic selection – what, how and why
9.10-9.30 Application of genomic selection (Peer Berg)
9.30-9.50 Genomic selection in commercial egg layer breeding program (David Cavero)
9.50-10.10 SWOT analysis of small (dairy cattle) populations (Hossein Jorjani)
10.10-10.40 Coffee break
Prospect and challenges in small populations – case studies examples
10.40-11.00 Origin and history of Northern European cattle breeds (Anna Schönherz)
11.00-11.20 Case studies using molecular data in breed conservation (Bernt Guldbrandtsen)
11.20-11.40 Population structure of Finncattle breeds (Terhi Vahlsten)
11.40-12.00 Practical selection of Finncattle AI bulls (Katarina Hägg)
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-13.20 Genomic selection breeding scheme for Western Finncattle
(Esa Mäntysaari/Ismo Stranden)
13.20- 13.40 Genomic selection for Icelandic Cattle
(Baldur Helgi Benjaminsson
Economical aspects, novel traits and use of external information
13.40-14.10 Economical value of small populations (Morten Kargo Sörensen)
14.10-14.30 Introgression from a gene bank collection into a live breed (David Cavero)
14.30-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-15.20 Integration of external information into the national multitrait evaluation model
(Timo J. Pitkänen)
15.20-15.40 Genetic parameters of novel milkability and temperament traits in automatic milking systems (Karoline Bakke Wethal)
15.40-16.00 Floor is open for questions. Closing the workshop.
Peer Berg, Professor Aarhus, University, Denmark & Norwegian University for Life Sciences
David Cavero, Geneticist, H & N INTERNATIONAL GMBH, Germany
Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Associate professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
Baldur Helgi Benjaminsson, Project manager, The Farmers Association of Iceland, Iceland
Katarina Hägg, Geneticist, Bull analyst, Viking Genetics, Finland
Hossein Jorjani, Professor, Interbull Centre, Sweden
Esa Mäntysaari, Professor Luke, Jokioinen, Finland
Timo J. Pitkänen, Researcher Luke, Jokioinen, Finland
Ismo Stranden, Professor Luke, Jokioinen, Finland
Terhi Vahlsten, Geneticist, Faba, Finland
Karoline Bakke Wethal, Stipendiat at Norwegian University for Life Sciences, Norway
Anna Schönherz, PhD, PostDoc in Aarhus University, Denmark
Morten Kargo Sörensen, Senior Advisor, Aarhus University, SEGES, Denmark
The workshop and the side event are free of charge.
To register your participation, please send the following information in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register before November 16.
A visit to the Genebank of Finncattle in Ahlman vocational college in Tampere is offered as a side event on 29 November 2018. The excursion will start at 11am on 29 November 2018 when a bus departs from Hotel Nuuksio.
The workshop is held at Hotelli Nuuksio, address: Naruportintie 68, 02860 ESPOO. Hotel Nuuksio is situated in Espoo within the Nuuksio National park by Siikajärvi lake only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki Vantaa airport or Helsinki city centre.
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Hotel rooms have been pre-booked at Hotel Nuuksio under the code “NordGen”. Please use this code when booking a hotel room. The price for a single room is 95 EUR/night and for a double room 115 EUR/night. Please note that NordGen Farm Animals does not cover your hotel expenses.