Genomic Information Seminar

Embrun Veterinary Services is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on Genomic Technology. Dr. Dan Shock is our guest speaker and the following topics will be covered:

A brief introduction to genomic technology:

  1. The level of accuracy and reliability that genomic testing offer.
  2. Why use genomic testing technology?
  3. Advantages to using CLARIFIDE.
  4. How to use genomic testing results to maximize benefits.
  5. Proper sample collection and submission.

 Genomic testing is changing the way dairy producers make management, genetic selection, and breeding decisions on the farm. Identifying cattle with high genetic potential leads to greater profits down the road. This presentation will outline the practical information that dairy producers and veterinarians need to take advantage of this technology.

This meeting is taking place on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (5 Forget St) in Embrun. It is available in English only but the vets will explain points in French as necessary.

And the winner is…

 Congratulations go to Ferme Jean-Claude (Famille Gour)!! They are the lucky winners of our draw – won by subscribing to our website www.embrunfarmvet.com. $100.00 has been credited to their EVS account. Thanks to everyone who participated! Follow us on our website or on Facebook for more news and opportunities for prizes!

 

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