2022 GLAA WINTER CONFERENCE
Saturday, January 25, 2022
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dr. Amanda Onan
Seminar Cost: $55 for current members, $60 for current neighboring affiliate members, and $110 for non-members. Those that do not provide advance notice of cancellation within 4 days of the seminar will not be eligible for a refund.
Location: UW Animal Sciences Building, 1701 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI – First Floor Room 212. Building shows 1675 on the door. (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: January 2, 2020. Group Rate: $120 Register Online HERE Hotel Shuttle Available: 7:45 a.m. Sharp
Parking: The closest parking garage to the UW Animal Sciences Building is Lot #36 at 1645 Observatory Drive, near the lecture hall. Download the Animal Sciences Building Map. 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 Building for those that wish to walk. 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 exceptional 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.
UW 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.