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Join the Genomic Educational Webinar Series Offered by Holstein USA and Zoetis

Brattleboro, Vt. (July 28, 2015)…Holstein Association USA and Zoetis are partnering to offer a webinar series this year as an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations, dairy producers will be able to better understand:

· How genomic testing works

· How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd

· How to use the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

Webinar presentations will be made by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. Viewers will be able to watch and ask questions during the live presentation, and archived presentations will be accessible on the Holstein USA and Zoetis web sites and YouTube channels for viewing at a later date.

The following webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time (9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pacific time):

Title - Speaker - Date
* Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics - Dan Weigel - August 5
* Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress - David Erf- August 26
* The economics of genomics - Cheryl Marti - October 7
* Putting genomic results to work - Lindsey Worden - November 4
* Moving beyond phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits - David Erf - December 2
* Making progress on low heritability traits - Dan Weigel - January 6

Sign up for the webinars by clicking on the button on the Holstein Association homepage, www.holsteinusa.com. Contact your Holstein Association USA or Zoetis representative with questions or for more information.

You can watch the first webinar in the series, Introduction to Genomics, at www.thebullvine.com/bullvinetv/introduction-to-genomics-zoetis-webinar-1-video/