Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency: A Genomics Approach is the title of an eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice Webinar set for Thursday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. CST.

This webinar series features comments by Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Bob Weaber, Kansas State University. They will discuss the importance of feed efficiency in the U.S. beef value chain, various measures of efficiency, and the genetic relationships between feed efficiency and other production traits. Additionally, genomic methods for genetic improvement of feed efficiency and an overview of a large research and extension initiative will be discussed.

If you’re interested in listening in,simply click on the following link or copy at the meeting time and paste it into your browser to enter the meeting: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/beefcattle

Once at the login page, click on the radio button for “Enter as Guest,” enter your name, and click the “Enter Room” button. You may be asked to load the Adobe Connect Add-in which is required for the webinar.

Any time before the meeting, you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the Connect server: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect