The industry’s leading minds gather for genomics educational series at the Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

The American Angus Association and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) will host the second-annual International Genomics Symposium Nov. 5 as part of the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The event will provide cattle producers with cutting-edge information about advancements in genomics technology — and how these advances impact their businesses.

The symposium is sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek Operations, a leading provider of comprehensive genomics solutions to the cattle industry.

John Pollak, director of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Neb., will lead the morning’s discussion, which focuses on a futuristic perspective on the beef industry and genomic technology’s impact on quality beef production.

Next up is keynote speaker Juan Enriquez, a best-selling author and venture capitalist who unlocks the extraordinary promise of new life sciences. He’s one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.

The symposium will also feature Ben Hayes, lead researcher of the ‘1,000 Bull Genomes Project.’ He will take a worldwide look at how DNA profiles are turning into real data to make better breeding decisions that lead to more productive animals.

The morning’s session will wrap up with a roundtable discussion with Hayes, Dan Moser and Stephen Miller, both of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI). The experts will examine how genomics is rapidly reshaping livestock production, and providing producers with the best information available that will not only help improve quality and consistency, but also make the beef industry more competitive.

Source: American Angus Association News Release