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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Results from the California study on crossbreeding and optimal
                             1                                                                                                                                                                                        approaches for systematic crossbreeding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Prof. Les Hansen, University of Minnesota, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Genome selection in red breeding programmes – possibilities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities for the future, an example from the Angler breeding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Prof. Georg Thaller, University of Kiel, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Inbreeding – a challenge for dairy breeding – also the red ones.
                                                                          Saturday July 7th                                                                                                                           – Senior Adviser Morten Kargo, DIAS and Danish Cattle Federa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tion, Denmark
                                                                          Scenic tour along the west coast of Jutland and visiting a cross-
                                                                          breeding herd – Kr. Kappel in Hurup with 300 cows.                              I N T E R N AT I O N A L                                    Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation – a tool for practical breeding
                                                                          Accommodation in Hirtshals.                                                                                                                 with red breeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – GM Gert Pedersen Aamand, Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation,
                                                                          Sunday July 8th
                                                                          Sightseeing, museums and shopping in scenic Skagen.
                                             1                                                                                                                                                                        Developments of international genetic evaluations and breeding
                   1                                                      Ferry from Frederikshavn to Gothenburg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      programs for dairy cattle.
                                                                          Bus from Gothenburg to Skara. BBQ evening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Prof. Jan Philipsson, University of Agriculture, Sweden.
                                                                          Accommodation in Skara.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IRCC business meeting.

Preliminary programme – changes may occur.
                                                                          Agenda – Sweden                                                                                                                             Event and dinner in Malmö.
                                                                          Monday July 9th                                                                                                                             Friday July 13th
Agenda – Denmark                                                          Visit at Svensk Avel breeding center in Skara.                                                                                              Comparison of alternative breeds at Moorepark.
                                                                          Presentation of the company, the breeding goal and the breeding                                                                             – Dr. Frank Buckley, Teagasc, Moorepark, Ireland
Wednesday July 4th
Arrival at Copenhagen – sightseeing in the afternoon.                     program.                                                                                                                                    Red breeds – a genetic resource for crossbreeding.
Visit to Tivoli in the evening with welcoming dinner sponsored            Visit to the Elite bull barn and bull parade.                                                                                               – Prof. Les Hansen, University of Minnesota, USA
by A.I. Dansire.                                                          Visit at Dafgårds food factory, Källby.                                                                                                     Optimal breeding schemes – cooperation between the red breeds.
Accommodation in Copenhagen.                                              Scenic tour along the shores of the lake Vänern.                                                                                            – Senior Adviser Morten Kargo, DIAS and Danish Cattle
                                                                          Guided tour of Läckö Castle from year 1298 and dinner at Spiken                                                                             Federation, Denmark
Thursday July 5th
                                                                          fishing village. Dinner sponsored by Svensk Avel.
Visit to the Agriculture council.                                                                                                                                                                                     Reproduction and health traits in Total Merit Index – global trends
                                                                          Accommodation in Skara.                                                                                                                     in evaluation and selection.
Visit to Assendrup Hovedgaard – 270 Danish Red Dairy cows and four
                                                                          Tuesday July 10  th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Prof. Jan Philipsson, Swedish University of Agriculture, Sweden
milking robots.
Bus to Odense and visit to the H.C. Andersen Childhood home.              Visit to Viken Nucleus herd in Falköping, a unique herd at the cutting
                                                                                                                                                        CONFERENCE 2007                                               Why have I chosen to work with Scandinavian Red Breeds?
Evening event (Night of the Vikings) at Bjarne S. Pedersen,               edge of breeding. Presentation of donar cows.                                                                                               – John Williams, dairy farmer, SA, Australia
Grambogaard. 250 Danish Red Dairy cows, processing all products,          Herd visit to Gunnar Werthén, Stora Hallebo, Habo, an organic farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Why change breed from Holstein to Swedish Red.
i.e. own dairy.                                                           with 110 SRB cows milking in a robot system.
                                                                          Visit at KostaBoda, one of the famous Swedish Crystal factories.
                                                                                                                                                   Conference agenda                                                  – Mark Shadwick, dairy farmer, UK and Jack Konijn, dairy farmer,
Accommodation in Funen.                                                                                                                            at Elite Hotel Savoy, Malmö                                        Holland
                                                                          Dinner at the Crystal factory (traditional Swedish cooking).
Friday July 6th
Visit to Dansire’s head quarter. Inspection of our equipment for sexing
                                                                          Accommodation in Växjö.                                                  Red Breeds at the crossroad                                        Farmers´ view of “The Future Red Cow”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Bjarne S Pedersen, Tommerup, Denmark
                                                                                                th                                                                        th
semen. Show of top sires.                                                 Wednesday July 11                                                        Wednesday July 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Hans Samuelsson, Kalset, Sweden
Afternoon visit to the National Show in Herning. In the evening we will   Herd visits at interesting SRB farms.                                    Evening program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Closing conference – Banquet.
participate in an international event at the National Show.               Arrival to the conference centre in Malmö.                               Opening and Welcome to Sweden
Accommodation in Herning.                                                                                                                          – Mats Eriksson, President of the SRB Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday July 14th
                                                                                                                                                   Exhibition – Poster Session of participating breed societies and
                                                                                                                                                   buffet dinner.                                                     Departure from Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen.

                                                                                                                                                   Thursday July 12th
                                                                                                                                                   Welcome to IRCC.
                                                                                                                                                   – Kären Moroney, President of the International Red Cow Club
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                           For further info please contact
                                                                                                 A ND THE HO
                   Lina Ragnarsson or Lisbet Holm lbh@dansire.dk.

                                                                    CONFERENCE 2007

                                                                    U P D AT E D P R O G R A M
                             Randers, Denmark
                   Tel +45 8795 9400. Fax +45 8795 9401
                     info@dansire.dk www.dansire.dk

                                                                    DENMARK & SWEDEN
                                                                      J U LY 4 – 1 4 2 0 0 7
                              Skara, Sweden
                   Tel +46 5112 6700. Fax +46 5112 6707
                export@svenskavel.com www.svenskavel.com

                                                                         RED BREEDS
                                                                           AT T H E
                 International Red Cow Club. Kären Moroney
                Tel +61 2607 2048 0. ausredkm@albury.net.au              CROSSROAD

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