Archie C. Clutter       

Use of genomics information in a genetic selection program
2:00 PM, December 6, 2001


PRESENT POSITION:

Senior Scientist, Animal Genomics, Molecular Swine
Breeding, Monsanto Company   

EDUCATION:

BS, Iowa State University; MS, University of Nebraska; PhD,
University of Nebraska

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Gene discovery and
Marker-Assisted Selection


Dr. Rodney Goodwin

 

Genetic Parameter Estimates for Meat Quality and Production Traits in Pigs

3:30 P.M., December 6, 2001

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Director, Production Research

 

EDUCATION: 

Graduate from Iowa State University with a doctorate degree in swine genetics.

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

As Director of Production Research at the National Pork Board, he coordinates all production research projects.  He is responsible for the evaluation and prioritizing of genetic research and improvement programs.  Goodwin was the overall manager the World Pork Expo Pork Challenge, National Barrow Show Sire Progeny Tests, the Terminal Line Genetic Evaluation Program, Quality Lean Growth Modeling Project, Maternal Line Genetic Evaluation Program and the Genetics of Lean Efficiency Project. 

 

Prior to becoming part of the National Pork Board staff on July 1, 2001, Goodwin was Director of Production Research Programs for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).  Prior to joining NPPC, Goodwin spent 11 years as a pork producer in southern Minnesota.

 

AWARDS:

He has received numerous awards and honors including the National Swine Improvement Federation Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award for Minnesota in 1984 and the National Swine Improvement Federation Distinguished Service Award in 2000.  He was named the Outstanding Swine Genetic Graduate Student in 1985 and 1986.  He has authored many articles about swine breeding, particularly the NPPC World Pork Expo Pork Challenge Results, Pork Quality Genetic Evaluation Summary, NPPC Terminal Sire Line National Genetic Evaluation Program Final Results, NPPC Maternal Line Genetic Evaluation Program Results and 1991-1999 National Barrow Show Progeny Test Genetic Reports.


Jan W.M. Merks

 

Practical Experience with Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease Impact on Selection Programs

4:15 P.M., December 6, 2001

 

Genetic Improvement at the Commercial Level Compared to Genetic Progress at the Nucleus Level

9:45 A.M., December 7, 2001

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Director IPG, Institute for Pig Genetics BV (The Netherlands)

 

EDUCATION:

Wageningen Agricultural University

(Animal Science, specialised on Breeding and Genetics)

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

IPG, is involved in a wide range of research projects, all related to pig breeding and reproduction.

 

Main research results over past 10 years are on:

 

·         genotype-environment interaction

·         genetics of vitality

·         parental imprinting

·         non-surgical embryotransfer

·         selection for feed intake (growing and lactation period)

·         markers genes for pork quality (esp. IMF)

·         genetic progress versus inbreeding in commercial lines

 

AWARDS:

N.A.


Sam Buttram

 

Generating High Quality Phenotypic Data

9:00 A.M., Friday, December 7

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Leader, Swine Product Development, DEKALB Choice Genetics

 

EDUCATION:

B.S., Agriculture, Western Kentucky University

M.S., Animal Science, Texas Tech University

Ph.D., Animal Breeding, Iowa State University

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Sam is responsible for the Genetic Nucleus testing and selection programs at DEKALB Choice Genetics.  He has been with DEKALB for 14 years and has been responsible for the Genetic Nucleus herds in Kansas and Oklahoma for the past 10 years.  He is currently located in Plains, KS, which is the site of DEKALB’s primary production facility.


William Muir

 

Addressing issues of competition and animal well being in swine breeding programs

10:45 A.M., December 7, 2001

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Professor Genetics, Purdue University

 

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois

B.S. with honors in Agricultural Sciences, 1971

M.S. in Genetics, 1973

 

Purdue University

Ph.D. in Population Genetics, 1977

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Research:  Animal Breeding: Behavior Genomics, Group selection theory

Population Genetics: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Methods

Teaching:  Graduate Level Population Genetics and Advanced Population Genetics

Currently editing book on "Poultry Breeding and Biotechnology"

 

AWARDS:

Dr. Muir’s research was recognized by the highest awards presented by the American Poultry Science Association including the Animal Well-Being Award in 1996 and the Merck Research Award for Achievement in 1997.

 

2001 NSIF Proceedings