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Teagasc Insights Webinar Series - Advancements in animal breeding


Join Teagasc researchers on three webinars where they will discuss modern-day strategies to identifying genetically elite farm animals. The first webinar in this mini series will take place at 9:30am on Wednesday, 3rd March at 9:30am, followed by Thursday, 18th March and Wednesday, 31st March.

Webinar 13 - Achieving Sustainable Genetic Gain in Farmed Animals

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 | 9:30am 

This webinar will follow the process of how genetically elite parents of the next generation are identified and selected using modern-day breeding tools.

 

Presenter:

Donagh Berry - Teagasc Researcher & Director of VistaMilk SFI Research Centre

Panellists:

 

Webinar 14 - New Reproductive Technologies to Increase the Sustainability of Milk and Beef Production

Thursday 18th, March 2021 | 9:30am

TRI Webinar 14

This webinar will discuss the development of new reproductive technologies in relation to heat detection, sexed semen, IVF and male fertility.

Presenter:

Pat Dillon - Head of Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme

Panellists:

 

Webinar 15 - Increasing the Value of Beef from the Dairy Herd

Wednesday, 31st March 2021 | 9:30am

TRI Webinar 15

This webinar will discuss how to maximise the value of beef coming from the dairy herd by selecting genetically elite beef sires and implementing best management practices in dairy beef systems.

Presenter:

Donagh Berry - Teagasc Researcher & Director of VistaMilk SFI Research Centre

Panellists:

  • Alan Twomey - DBI – Selecting the best beef sires for the dairy herd
  • Nicky Byrne - Optimising dairy-beef systems of production 
  • Padraig French - Using dairy-beef genetics to reduce methane output

 

Find out more about the Teagasc Research Insights Webinar Series here