‘Outstanding Young Scientist’ winner to address Jersey breeders’ summit


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Kent A. Weigel, the 2003 recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the American Dairy Science Association, will be the featured speaker at the first Jersey Breeders Research Summit March 5 in Columbus.
Sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Club Research Foundation, the summit will identify research needs from the producers’ perspective, then discuss priorities relative to breeding and management of Jersey cattle and the production and marketing of Jersey milk.
Jersey dairy business owners, dairy industry personnel and academic researchers are invited to the open session starting at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Columbus Airport. The summit is being held in conjunction with the winter meetings of the directors of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc.
Weigel is the author of 66 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 38 popular press articles, including publications in Hoard’s Dairyman and Jersey Journal. He has received research grants from the club’s Research Foundation in each of the six most recent funding cycles.
Those studies included evaluation of computerized mating programs for managing inbreeding, a groundbreaking study of the relationship between linear type traits and culling risk, and evaluating the performance of Jersey-sired calves out of Holstein dams.
Reservations are not required, but would be appreciated; call 614-861-3636. The Holiday Inn Airport is located at 750 Stelzer Road in Columbus.


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