Dr. Ben Wood will present the CGIL Seminar on Friday, October 13th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 pm in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building. Dr. Wood is a geneticist at Hybrid Turkeys and an adjunct faculty member of CGIL. The title of his presentation is: "Moving downstream – the rapidly changing turkey breeding landscape, the science and the industry".
After graduation, Ben worked in large animal veterinary practice in Australia and the United Kingdom. He returned to the University of New England to complete a Ph.D. in quantitative genetics in beef cattle production, graduating in 2005. For the past 12 years, he has worked at Hybrid Turkeys, a primary turkey breeding company in Ontario as a geneticist and veterinarian. Ben is responsible for breeding program R&D at Hybrid as well as with external partners, such as the USDA and the Universities of Guelph, Alberta and Penn State. He is adjunct faculty with CGIL and supervises collaborative research at the University of Guelph that uses data collected within the turkey breeding program.
As usual, this seminar will be remotely available via Fuze. Please let me know if you require further instruction on how to connect to Fuze.
Erin Massender (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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