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In the name of the Extension Committee of the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science, I would like to invite you to join us in the upcoming webinar series:


“Livestock Genetics & Genomics”

Sept 30, 1 PM* – Genetics foundation: EPDs and genomic testing. Dr. Jon Beever, Univ. of Tennessee
Oct 7, 1 PM* – Thermotolerance impacts on cattle performance. Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Univ. of Florida
Oct 14, 1 PM* – Genetics of hair coat shedding in cattle. Dr. Trent Smith, Mississippi State Univ.
Oct 21, 1 PM* – Fescue tolerance: role of genetics. Dr. Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech
Oct 28, 1 PM* – Genetics of feed efficiency in beef cattle. Dr. David Riley. Texas A&M Univ.
Nov 4, 1 PM* – Using genome editing for livestock health. Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Univ. of California
Nov 11, 1 PM* – Impact of genetic adaptation to environment on beef cattle. Dr. Jared Decker, Univ. of Missouri
Nov 18, 1 PM* – Genomic testing in dairy cattle. Dr. Francisco Pen Þagaricano, Univ. of Wisconsin
Dec 2, 1 PM* – Genetic selection of small ruminants. Dr. Andrew Weaver, North Carolina State Univ.


*All webinars will start at 1 PM EST.


This series was designed for livestock extension agents, but everyone is welcome to join us.

All webinars are free and the ZOOM link for each webinar is included in the flyer attached.


Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you!




Vitor R. G. Mercadante

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Animal and Poultry Sciences

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Virginia Tech

Litton-Reaves Hall 364

175 W Campus Drive

Blacksburg,VA 24061

Phone:(540) 231-9153 

Mobile:(352) 672-4061