The Bayer & Bioniche International Beef Cattle Genetics Conference is one of the new marquee events that will take place as part of Beef Australia 2012, with organisers announcing that registration is now open for the two day event.
To be held at CQUniversity Australia in Rockhampton on the 6th and 7th May, 2012, the conference will build on the Beef Australia 2012 theme of ‘Innovation, Collaboration, Inspiration, Celebration’ and feature numerous internationally recognised experts delivering papers on the latest in beef cattle genetic and genomic research and technology.
Two keynote addresses will headline the conference, which Beef Australia 2012 Chairman Geoff Murphy says are a 'must see' for all in the beef cattle industry.
"On Sunday 6th May 2012 Dr Peter Barnard, General Manager International Markets and Economic Services, Meat & Livestock Australia, will outline the international market opportunities on offer to the Australian beef industry," Mr Murphy says.
On Monday 7th May, Mr Murphy continues, the findings of the major research project of the Beef Cooperative Research Centre - the anticipated genomic predictions for BREEDPLAN - will be unveiled by Professor Mike Goddard.
In addition to these two keynote addresses, Mr Murphy notes that the conference will also feature "discussions of developments in artificial insemination techniques for the delivery of elite genetics by Dr Gabriel Bó, of Argentina’s Institute of Animal Reproduction, plus the international launch of the MateSel Mate Selection Technology by Professor Brian Kinghorn, from the University of New England."
The impact of the genetics conference will also be extended at Beef Australia 2012, with a Genetics and Reproduction Technologies Marketplace, hosted by Bayer Australia, to run from 7th to 11th May.
"The Marketplace will provide the ideal venue post conference to see in detail how the latest research is applied and to follow up on concepts and contacts from the conference," Mr Murphy says.
The program, speaker profiles and registration forms for the Bayer & Bioniche International Beef Cattle Genetics Conference program are available from the Beef Australia website.
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