Programme Puerto Varas 2016

PROGRAMME OF THE 40th ICAR BIENNIAL SESSION ON “PERFORMANCE RECORDING AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2016

09.30 am – 10.00 am What is ICAR ? – Martin Burke – Hans Wilmink
10.00 am – 10.30 am Overview of Chilean Dairy Sector – Víctor Esnaola, ODEPA
10.30 am – 11.00 am COFFEE BREAK
11.00 am – 11.30 am REDLAT: Dairy Labs. Network of Iberoamerica & Caribbean – G. Rodríguez
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Relevance of the Argentinian Holstein Breeding Assoc. On Record Improv. – D. Casanova
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Implementing MR and Dairy Herd Mngmt. Service in Develop. Countries – H. Monardes
12.30 pm – 02.00 pm LUNCH

 

OPEN LECTURE #1 -Traceability, the Key for Animal Breeding – M.N. González

02.00 pm – 02.30 pm Traceability Program Experience in Uruguay – M.N. González
02.30 pm – 03.00 pm Parental Traceability Through Genomic Tech. – I. Aeschlimann
03.00 pm – 03.30 pm Rumen Monitoring for Improving Cattle Bredding – H. Durán
03.30 pm – 04.00 pm COFFEE BREAK
04.00 pm – 04.30 pm Implement. of Traceability Progr. in Develop. Countries – M.C. Talbot
04.30 pm – 05.00 pm European Traceability Systems – K. Ilves
05.00 pm – 05.30 pm Chilean Traceability System – N. Alvarado

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2016

OPEN LECTURE #2 -Milk Recording in Developing Countries – J. Kyntäjä

08.30 am – 08.50 am Practical Methodological Aspects of MR and Mngmt. In South Am. – C. Trejo
08.50 am – 09.10 am Practical use of Milk Recording Info – J. van der Westhuizen
09.10 am – 09.30 am Enhancing the Data Pipeline for Novel Traits in the Genomic Era – F. Miglior
09.30 am – 09.50 am Highlights of Cooprinsem DHI Reports – J. Lama
09.50 am – 10.10 am Implementación of Dairy Herd Mngmt. Serv. in Ukraine – H. Monardes
10.30 am – 11.00 am COFFEE BREAK

 

OPEN LECTURE #3 -What can we found out from a Milk Sampling – S. Orlandini

11.00 am – 11.20 am Effects of New Technologies Introduction on Canadian DHI – R. Cantin
11.20 am – 11.40 am Pregnancy & Disease Detection from Milk Samples – Chr. Egli
11.40 am – 12.00 pm New Instrument Breefing – S. Kold- Christensen
12.00 pm – 12.20 pm Ketosis Detection in DHI Testing – P. Broutin
12.20 pm – 02.00 pm LUNCH

 

OPEN LECTURE #4 -Using Records for Improving Breeding Tech. – M. Olivares

02.00 pm – 02.20 pm Integration of Farm Oriented Research Projects in Breeding Eval. – B. Lind
02.20 pm – 02.40 pm Factors for Standardizing Lactation Yields to 305-ME Basis in Chile – C. Lizana
02.40 pm – 03.00 pm Prevalence & Impact of S. Ketosis on Lactation in US Dairy Cows – A. Coburn
03.00 pm – 03.20 pm Breeding’s Programs in Beef Cattle in Brazil – C. Franzon
03.20 pm – 03.50 pm COFFEE BREAK

 

OPEN LECTURE #5 -Animal Welfare in Modern Production Systems – O. Oltra

03.50 pm – 04.10 pm Animal Welfare Program of Chilean Dairy Consortium – O. Oltra
04.10 pm – 04.30 pm Lameness Relevance in Dairy Cattle – J. Borkert
04.30 pm – 04.50 pm Improving AW and Productivity in Dairy Herds – E. Bombal
04.50 pm – 05.10 pm TBD
06.00 pm – 11.00 pm OPENING CEREMONY & COCKTAIL – TEATRO DEL LAGO, FRUTILLAR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2016

08.00 am – 09.30 am ICAR GENERAL ASSEMBLY
09.30 am – 10.30 am OPENING CEREMONY
10.30 am – 11.00 am COFFEE BREAK

 

Experiences of our Member Community – Chair: Hans Wilmink

11.00 am – 11.20 am Directions in Milk Recording – The Challenge of Low Milk Prices – W. McKnee
11.20 am – 11.40 am Recent Developments in Latin America Traceability Systems – M.N. González
11.40 am – 12.00 pm New Structures for Cattle Breeding – Australian Experience – M. Schaffer
12.00 pm – 12.20 pm An European Economic Interest Grouping of Milk Recording Org. – C. Lecomte
12.30 pm – 02.00 pm LUNCH

 

Challenges and Opportunities – Chair: Brian Wickham

02.00 pm – 02.20 pm What would I like from ICAR as the Manager of Beef and Lamb Genetics? – G. Alder
02.20 pm – 02.40 pm Using Data from Multiple Sources – The reality of Genetic Evaluations – J. Dürr
02.40 pm – 03.00 pm Beef Genomics Developments – A. Cromie
03.00 pm – 03.20 pm Parentage SNP Exchange – New Service Developments – T. Roozen
03.30 pm – 04.00 pm COFFEE BREAK

 

ICAR – Serving its Members – Chair: Neils Henning Nielsen

04.00 pm – 04.20 pm The ICAR Brand Story – M. Burke
04.20 pm – 04.40 pm Feed and Gas – R. Verkamp
04.40 pm – 05.00 pm Integrations of New Devices into Animal Recording and ICAR Structures – S. Sievert
05.00 pm – 05.20 pm Full Spectral Approach Fostering the Develop. of New Innovative Concepts – G. Scott
05.20 pm – 05.40 pm ICAR’s Service to Connect the ICAR Milk Laboratories Globally – S. Orlandini

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2016

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

TS 1 –. How can you use genomics? Chairperson: T. Roozen

08.30 am – 08.50 am The benefits of genotyping at farm level and the impact across the wider dairy herd in Ireland
Kevin Downing
08.50 am – 09.10 am Genotyping is the base of data driven dairy farming.
Laurens Van Keulen
09.10 am – 09.30 am French genomic experience: genomics for all ruminant species.
Eric Vernot
09.30 am – 09.50 am Setting up a female genomic reference population for German Holstein
Reinhard Reents
09.50 am – 10.10 am Development and validation of genomic breeding values for heat tolerance in Holstein cattle
Gert Nieuwhof
10.10 am – 10.30 am Experiences in the use of genomics in ruminants in Uruguay
Ignacio Aguilar

 

TS 2 – Manufacturers Showcase. Chairperson: S. Sievert

08.30 am – 08.50 am Ketosis screening in the frame of DHI testing – Usability and experience from around the globe
Daniel Schwarz (Foss)
08.50 am – 09.10 am Interpretation of results from milk samples tested for mastitis bacteria with Mastit 4 qPCR test from DNA Diagnostic
Jørgen Katholm (DNA Diagnostic)
09.10 am – 09.30 am Differential Cell Count as a Biomarker for Mastitis Screening – A Review
Daniel Schwarz (Foss)
09.30 am – 09.50 am Genetic and phenotypic analysis of Israeli Holstein milk, fat and protein production as determined by the AfiLab real- time analyzer
Yaniv Lavon (ICBA)
09.50 am – 10.10 am A new highly effective method for milk infrared spectra standardization and worldwide equivalence
Pierre Broutin (Bentley)
10.10 am – 10.30 am Introduction of new mid- FTIR Herd Management Tools for early warnings of nutritional and health issues in dairy cows
Wopke Beukema (Delta Instruments)

 

TS 3 – Milk Analysis, What´s Next?. Chairperson: G. Scott

08.30 am – 08.50 am Some Lessons Learned Analyzing Nucleic Acids in Milk.
Todd Byrem
08.50 am – 09.10 am Detailed milk fatty acid profiling of the Danish cattle population.
Niels Henning Nielsen
09.10 am – 09.30 am OptiMIR: Use of MIR spectra to predict multiple cow status as advisory tools for dairy farms.
Frederic Dehareng
09.30 am – 09.50 am ICAR/IDF project “Reference System for Somatic Cell Counting” as example to promote global analytical equivalence”.
Silvia Orlandini
09.50 am – 10.10 am Assessing fertility and welfare of dairy cows through novel mid- infrared milk- based biomarkers.
Hammami Hedi
10.10 am – 10.30 am TBD

11.00 am – 06.30 pm     Technical Tours

08.00 pm – 11.30 pm     Gala Dinner at Hotel Patagónico

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2016

TS 4 – Monitoring Functional Traits in Performance Recording Systems. ChairpersonC. Egger Danner

08.30 am – 08.50 am Updated guidelines for the recording, evaluation, and genetic improvement of udder health in dairy cattle.
John B. Cole
08.50 am – 09.10 am Guidelines for the validation and use of claw health data
Noureddine Charfeddine
09.10 am – 09.30 am Selection Against Metabolic Diseases
Bjorg Heringstad
09.30 am – 09.50 am Monitoring of dairy cattle health in the Czech Republic
Jiri Bauer
09.50 am – 10.10 am Health recording systems: possible new valorizations of events recorded by breeders
Xavier Bourrigan
10.10 am – 10.30 am On farm recording of novel traits – genetic parameters and recommendations
Karl Zottl
10.30 am – 10.50 am TBD

 

TS 5 – Supporting Technologies for Animal Production Collecting Data. Chairperson: S. Sievert

08.30 am – 08.50 am The new connectivity needs of the French dairy farms
Clement Allain
08.50 am – 09.10 am Connecting on- farm systems to improve management and genetic level of the herd
Frido Hamoen
09.10 am – 09.30 am Online tools for optimization of herd management – recent developments for Austrian dairy farmers
Markus Koblmüller
09.30 am – 09.50 am Test day milk yield and composition records are affected by deviations in milking intervals in overly simplified recording
Jonas Persson
09.50 am – 10.10 am Comparison of in – line milk meters to herd testing for management and genetic evaluation
Bevin Harris
10.10 am – 10.30 am Recording grazing time of dairy cows in AMS farms with the Lifecorder+® sensor
Clement Allain
10.30 am – 10.50 am TBD

 

TS 6 – Milk Recording: A Tool to improve Dairy Production. Chairpersons: Pavel Bucek and Neil Petreny

08.30 am – 08.50 am Milk Recording Guidelines 2016; New Standards for a New Era
Juho Kyntäjä
08.50 am – 09.10 am Quality Management Systems for Dairy Farming – Opportunity and Challenges for Recording Organizations
Karl Zottl
09.10 am – 09.30 am AMS in Germany – Data Processing in Milk Recording
Kai Kuwan
09.30 am – 09.50 am Management of Milk Recording Organizations – Current Problems and Future Challenges
Pavel Bucek
09.50 am – 10.10 am Phenotyping New Traits by Mid Infrared Spectrophotometry; a way to improve milk quality and dairy’s cows’ Management
Marine Gele
10.10 am – 10.30 am Overview of Milking Schemes Evolution due to Technological and Economical Changes over the last 30 years
Sophie Mattalia
10.30 am – 10.50 am Milk Recording Reform in Finland – was it worth it?
Juho Kyntäjä

 

TS 7 Improving Production in Small Ruminants. Chairpersons: J-.M. Astruc and Z. Barac

11.30 am – 11.50 am Estimation of dispersion parameters for test- day milk traits of the Bovec sheep in Slovenia
Mojca Simèiè
11.50 am – 12.10 pm Phenotyping and selecting for genetic resistance to gastro- intestinal parasites in sheep: the case of the Manech French
Jean-Michel Astruc
12.10 pm – 12.30 pm Facts and future trends on the sheep and goat sector in Croatia
Zdravko Barac
12.30 pm – 12.50 pm Fibre from Camelids – a Latin American update
TBD

 

TS 8 – Role of Breeding Associations in Animal Improvement. Chairpersons: M. Schaffer and S. Harding

11.30 am – 11.50 am Standardized Labelling for Genetic Trait Coding
Suzanne Harding
11.50 am – 12.10 pm The Breeding Association role in the Development of the Bulgarian Rhodope Cattle
Vasil Nikolov
12.10 pm – 12.30 pm Use of Conformation Traits in Animal Breeding
Gerben De Jong
12.30 pm – 12.50 pm Interests of Quality Management System Implementation by France Genetique Elevage with 60 Local Organizations for Parentage Certification
Carine Megneaud

 

TS 9 – Enhance Beef Production with Recording Systems. Chairperson: A. Cromie

11.30 am – 11.50 am Effects of Genetic Gains in the Irish beef maternal replacement index on greenhouse gas emissions
Cheryl Quinton
11.50 am – 12.10 pm Implementation of French national genetic evaluation of beef cattle temperament from field data
Eric Venot
12.10 pm – 12.30 pm Effective utilization of genomic technologies for national and international genetic improvement of beef cattle. Challenges and opportunities
Rob Banks
12.30 pm – 12.50 pm Challenges/opportunities for performance recording and genetic evaluations in South America
Elly Navajos

 

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