IRDBF Conference programme

Conference programme July 3, 2023

Venue: Sokos Hotel Viru, conference room Duetto 2nd floor

Opening Session – Chair Tanel Bulitko
09:00 Welcome address of IRDBF – President of IRDBF
09:10 Welcome from Estonian Ministry
09:20 Welcome from Animal Breeders´ Association of Estonia – Tanel Bulitko, CEO
09:30 Overview of Estonian Agricultural Sector – Ants Noot, Chairman of the Board of Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce

Session 1. – Chair Graeme Hamilton
09:45 Thuy Nguyen, the Stakeholder Relations Manager for DataGene – “Single-step genomics for Australian red breeds”
10:05 Jennie Pryce, Research Director of the Genomics and Cellular Sciences group of Agriculture Victoria Research, professor of animal genetics at La Trobe University – “Breeding for a bright Red future”
Discussion and questions
10:50 Coffee break in the foyer 2nd floor

Session 2. – Chair Christina Paulsen-Schluter
11:20 Professor Dr Dirk Hinrichs, Department of Animal Breeding, Universität Kassel – “Biodiversity within and between European Red Dairy breeds -Conservation through utilization”
11:50 Jana Obsteter, University of Edinburgh – “The benefits and perils of import in small cattle breeding programs”
12:20 Håvard Melbo Tajet, the Breeding Manager of Geno Global AS in Norway – “Norwegian breeding programme, current research and development “Bringing Norwegian Red into the future”
Discussion and questions
12:50 Lunch in the restaurant Merineitsi 2nd floor

Session 2. – Chair Morten Hansen
14:00 Jan Lassen, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark – “Cattle Feed InTake – CFIT – A 3D based system for individual measures of feed intake and body weight in dairy cattle”
14:30 Hielke Wiesma, Product manager, VikingGenetics – “Tools and opportunities to secure the future for the Red Cattle
Discussion and questions
15:15 Coffee break in the foyer 2nd floor
15:45 Panel Discussion – Chair Graeme Hamilton
18:00 Gala dinner in the restaurant Merineitsi 2nd floor