6, December 2001

 

8:30 a.m.                     Tour of the Monsanto facilities

 

11:00 – 12:45              Board of Directors Meeting (Light Lunch provided)

 

1:00 – 1:10                  Welcome – Dr. Steve Moeller, President NSIF

 

1:10 – 2:00                  Gene Discovery and Functional Genomics in the Pig

Dr. Chris Tuggle, Iowa State University

 

2:00 – 2:45                  Use of Genomics Information in a Genetic Selection Program

Dr. Archie Clutter, Dekalb Choice Genetics

 

2:45 – 3:30                  Break and View Posters

 

3:30 – 4:15                  Genetic Parameter Estimates for Meat Quality and Production Traits in Pigs

Dr. Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Board

 

4:15 – 5:00                  Practical Experience with Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease – Impact on Selection Programs

Dr. Jan Merks- IPG/TOPIGS

 

5:00-5:15                     Questions for Speakers and Group Discussions

 

7:00 -                           Group Activity –

Meal - Presidents Riverboat and Casino

 

7, December 2001

 

8:00 – 9:00                  Poster Session

 

9:00 – 9:45                 Practical Generating High Quality Phenotypic Data

                                   Dr. Sam Buttram, Dekalb Choice Genetics

 

9:45 – 10:30                Genetic Improvement at the Commercial Level

Compared to Genetic Progress at the Nucleus Level.

Dr. Jan Merks, IPG/TOPIGS

 

10:30 – 10:45              Break

 

10:45 – 11:30             Addressing Issues of Competition and Animal        

                                    Well being in Swine Breeding Programs

                                    Dr. Bill Muir, Purdue University

 

11:30 – 12:00              Graduate Student Award Paper

 

12:00 – 12:15              Questions and Group Discussion

 

12:30 – 1:30                Awards Luncheon

 

General Session Ends

 

2:00 – 3:00                  Board of Directors Meeting


 

2001 NSIF Proceedings