New Zealand will host the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, promoted as the premier event for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock
Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the scientific programme and to network with colleagues.
This WCGALP builds on previous successful congresses in Madrid (Spain, 1974 and 1982), Lincoln (USA, 1986), Edinburgh (UK, 1990), Guelph (Canada, 1994), Armidale (Australia, 1998), Montpellier (France, 2002), Belo Horizonte (Brazil, 2006), Leipzig (Germany, 2010) and Vancouver (Canada, 2014).
Through field trips on Wednesday 14 February, the conference will give delegates the opportunity to see first-hand the genetic improvement of livestock (and maybe trees and grapes) by breeders who are passionate about improving profitability.
The ICAR Annual Conference for global standards for livestock data will be held at the same venue in Auckland 7-11 February 2018 on the expectation delegates may be interested in attending both meetings.
The 2018 Interbull Meeting, the leading event for research and development in bovine genetic and genomic national and international evaluations, will be held as part of the ICAR and WCGALP meeting.