The American Angus Association and Angus Genetics Inc. will host our first-ever International Genomics Symposium as part of the 2015 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show.
The event takes place Nov. 3 in Overland Park, Kan., and will provide cattle producers with information about advancements in genomics technology, and how these advances impact their businesses.
The symposium is sponsored by GeneSeek, a leading provider of comprehensive genomics solutions to the cattle industry, including the GeneSeek Genomic Profiler.
"We are excited about the symposium and what it will mean for the cattle business," says Dan Moser, AGI president. "Genomics is rapidly reshaping the way we produce livestock, and providing producers with the best information available will not only help us improve quality and consistency, but also make our industry more competitive."
Genomics researcher and entrepreneur Richard Resnick will be the event's keynote speaker. Resnick serves as CEO of GenomeQuest, a company that builds software to support genomic medicine, research and individualized treatments.
"GeneSeek has partnered with the Angus breed since 2009, and our sponsorship of the symposium is a natural extension of our long-standing commitment to the breed and the cattle industry," says Dr. Stewart Bauck, general manager of GeneSeek/Neogen Agrigenomics. "There is intense interest among cattle producers about genomics – and this event will go a long way in serving GeneSeek's mission not only to advance the use of genomics technology, but also show the positive impacts it will have on producers."
In fiscal year 2014, genomic testing increased by 32%, and AGI recently reported that genomic testing in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 grew by more than 56%.
For more information about the Angus Convention and Genomics Symposium, visit the Angus website.