Putting genomic results to work

To get the most from genomic testing the results have to be used to make decisions that have a positive impact on herd and genetic management. Matching herd data with animal identification and genomic data can be challenging without the right technology. Enlight is a program offered through the Holstein Association, USA to help CLARIFIDE users manage data for easier management decisions. In the fifth installment of this webinar series, Lindsey Worden, Holstein Association Director of Genetic Services, reviews ways to put your genomic results to work, including:

  •     How the Enlight program offer solutions on how to benefit from the results of genomic testing.
  •     Measuring the success of your genetic advancement program

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more, and see how you can put genomics to work in your herd.

This webinar is proudly sponsored by:

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Presenter

worden bio picLindsey Worden has worked as Holstein Association USA’s Executive Director of Holstein Genetic Services since October 2013.  In her role, she oversees staff responsible for maintaining the Association’s genomic and genetic testing programs and software programs such as Red Book Plus/MultiMate, as well as other performance programs such as classification and production records products, providing guidance and direction for various Association initiatives. Worden was HAUSA’s project manager for the development of the Enlight™ genetic management tool, which was developed in collaboration with Zoetis, and now oversees the team responsible for supporting the product. Prior to her current responsibilities, she served as Holstein Association USA’s communications manager for more than 6 years. Worden is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied dairy science and life science communications and was an active member of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club and the dairy judging team. She has had a lifetime of involvement in the dairy industry and Registered Holsteins growing up on her family’s dairy operations in New York and New Mexico, and in her free time still enjoys helping out on her family’s Central New York dairy and working with her cattle. Worden works out of the Holstein Association USA headquarters in scenic Brattleboro, Vermont.

Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden  November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6