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  • CCE
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science,Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson’s Applied Genetics course, this webinar offers participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in-person session will provide an opportunity for hands-on practice with genetic analysis tools.


Cost: $50 per person

This program is available at a reduced cost thanks to the generous support of our industry sponsors. 

Date & Time

February 16, 2022 - March 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Topics and Speakers

February 16, 2022

Overview of Genetic Evaluations

12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

  • Review of individual traits, targeted indexes, and total performance indexes
  • Overview of how to obtain genetic evaluations for your herd and what is included in the results

February 23, 2022

Inbreeding and Crossbreeding

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST

  • Discussion on how to manage inbreeding, the effects of inbreeding depression, and how crossbreeding can be utilized

March 2, 2022

Management and Decision Making

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET

  • Overview of how genetic evaluation results can be used in management decisions

March 9, 2022

Marketing and Industry Impact

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET

  • How genetic evaluations are used in marketing, including details you should ask, and ways to select and market your own animals

March 16, 2022

Data Review

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET

  • Examining genetic evaluation data, creating personalized indexes, and how to use this in management strategies

You must attend this virtual seminar in order to attend the option in-person workshop on March 30.

In-Person Workshops

  • Opportunity to work with real data in basic excel sheets and in different industry software packages

March 30, 2022

Morrison Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

April 1, 2022


Workshop Agenda

  • 10:00 AM - Presentations
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch (provided) and sponsor interaction
  • 1:00 PM - Presentations


We appreciate the generous support of our industry sponsors.

  • ASAP Interiors


  • Dairy Herd Management Services

  • Farm Credit East

  • Feedworks USA

  • Keseca Veterinary Clinic

  • Lutz Feed

  • Perry Vet Clinic

  • Zinpro

Dairy cows in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn.

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Kathy Barrett

  • kfb3 [at]



Animal Science

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