4th W. E. Petersen Symposium
"Crossbreeding of Dairy Cattle: The Science and the Impact "
Presented by the Department of Animal Science, April 2, 2007
The 4th W.E. Petersen Symposium addressed the science and impact of crossbreeding of dairy cattle. Crossbreeding is the hottest topic at this time in dairy genetics, and the University of Minnesota has taken a lead in conducting new research. Furthermore, the University of Minnesota has provided international leadership in educating dairy producers on implementation of crossbreeding systems. Internationally renowned researchers, as well as dairy producers from Minnesota and California, discussed their perspectives on crossbreeding of dairy cattle at this symposium.
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- Mechanisms of Inbreeding Depression and Heterosis for Profitable Dairying
– Bennet Cassell, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
- Impact of an Old Technology on Profitable Dairying in the 21st Century
– Brad Heins, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
- Experience with Crossbreeding–From Headaches to Happiness
– Kevin Prins, Dairy Producer, Modesto, CA
- Genetic Evaluation Using Combined Data from All Breeds and Crossbred Cows
– Paul VanRaden, USDA, Beltsville, MD
- Crossbreeding–An Important Part of Sustainable Breeding in Dairy Cattle and Possibilities for Implementation
– Morten Kargo Sørensen, Danish Agricultural Institute, Foulum, and Danish Cattle Federation, Aarhus