The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Dan Moser, Brett Spader, and Shane Bedwell will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium titled “Building the Perfect Beef Carcass, A Live Animal and Carcass Demonstration,” on Wednesday, June 27 in Kansas City, MO funded by The Beef Checkoff.  This will be a hands-on interactive session including live purebred animals and carcasses for discussion and evaluation.  

Genetic Improvement of End Product Merit in Angus Cattle: Angus breeders have prioritized carcass merit in their selection efforts for nearly 50 years. Dr. Dan Moser, President, Angus Genetics Inc. will give a review of genetic improvement based on carcass data, live animal ultrasound, economic selection indices and genomics.

Balancing the Needs of Beef Industry Production Stakeholders with End-Product Merit Improvements: In this presentation Brett Spader, Executive Director with the National Center for Beef Excellence will be discussing how advancing tried-and-true crossbreeding methods to make use of breed complementary and hybrid vigor that are aided by new technologies and communication systems to optimize quality beef production for varied management systems and environments.

Leveraging the Improvements Hereford Genetics Have Made to Maximize Profitability in the Beef Industry: Through the National Reference Sire Program (NRSP), the American Hereford Association (AHA) has been able to make tremendous improvement in the Hereford breed on end-product merit. Shane Bedwell, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement, American Hereford Association, will share how this program as well as the use of genomics and ultrasound have allowed AHA breeders to make great strides in the last two decades.

The AMSA 71st RMC will be held June 24-27, 2018 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information regarding the AMSA 71st RMC please visit: or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

Source: AMSA