2020 GLAA WINTER CONFERENCE
Saturday, January 25, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dr. Shauna R. Brummet
Since 1996, Dr. Shauna R. Brummet and Jeff Skinner have operated Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas producing high-quality Huacaya alpacas, proven scientifically and in the show ring. They have also bred and shown champion Samoyed dogs since 1988. While serving the alpaca industry as a board member and Chief Scientist of the Registry (2004 – 2012), Shauna led the development and implementation of the ARI (now AOA) EPD program – our industry’s global leading genetic analysis tool. Shauna also serves on the Alpaca Research Foundation board of directors (1998 – 2004 and 2012- present).
Dr. Brummet is President & CEO of BioHio Research Park, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences. Dr. Brummet has broad experience in life science and ag bioscience research, product development, start-up and global companies, open innovation and technology commercialization, and technology-based economic development.
Dr. Brummet holds a BS in Microbiology from Purdue, an MS in Analytical Chemistry and PhD in biochemistry from The University of Akron, with molecular biology post-doctoral work at OSU. Dr. Brummet currently serves on the governance board of I-Corps@Ohio, the board of directors of BioOhio – the Ohio life sciences industry advocacy organization, LARAD, Inc. and Nanicula, Inc. boards of directors.
Location: UW Animal Sciences Building, 1701 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI – First Floor Room 212 (Same location as two years ago, dress accordingly)
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Seminar Begins: Promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. Approximately, provided by Panera
Seminar Concludes: 4 p.m.
Host Hotel: Best Western Plus InnTowner, 2424 University Avenue, Madison. Reservation Phone: 608-233-8778 Option #4, Group Code: 1188-1 Group Reservation Cutoff: December 26, 2019. Group Rate: $120, Hotel Shuttle Available: 7:45 a.m. Sharp
Parking: The closest parking garage to the UW Veterinary Care Building is Lot #62. Print map for GLAA JAN 2019 PARKING at UWM. Parking is free of charge in all ramps on the weekend, and there are no other events scheduled that should affect parking. The hotel is a six-minute walk from the Animal Sciences Bldg. for those that wish to walk. All doors will be locked except the front entrance which is designated by the gold star on the map. Someone will be available to direct you to the seminar location once you arrive.
Our seminar will introduce and develop an in-depth discussion of the concepts and use of Estimated (or Expected) Progeny Differences (EPDs) in your alpaca breeding, buying, and selling plans. Most livestock industries use EPDs as the basis for selection and stock improvement to meet market demand – it is the Gold Standard analytical system for livestock production around the world. We will discuss the scientific basis of EPDs and the use of EPDs to drive your herd towards your production goals – whatever they may be. Beginning users of EPDs as well as more experienced alpaca breeders will find this seminar of value. At the completion of the seminar, you should have a good understanding of how and why to use EPDs in your breeding program, how to read and interpret EPDs and use them to compare animals in your herd and the national herd. Bring your questions and EPDs from your own alpacas for discussion and analysis.
Veterinary students will receive a full refund of their deposit upon entry to the seminar. Students that sign up and do not provide advance notice of cancellation within 4 days of the seminar will not receive a refund of their deposit.