Speakers

PhD DAN MOSER – ANGUS GENETICS INC.

United States

“GENOMIC EVALUATION OF ANGUS CATTLE: ACHIEVEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES”

Dr. Dan Moser is President of Angus Genetics, Inc., and Director of Performance Programs for the American Angus Association, in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA.  Moser leads genetic evaluation programs, genomic testing services, research initiatives, business activities and member education efforts for AGI and AAA.  He earned his Ph.D. in Beef Cattle Genetics from the University of Georgia in 1997.

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Prof. KEITH BELK, PhD – COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

Keith Belk is Professor and Holder of the Ken & Myra Monfort Endowed Chair in Meat Science with the Center for Meat Safety & Quality, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University. He also serves as Director of the Center for Meat Safety & Quality at CSU, and as an Adjunct Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health. He earned B.S. and M.S.

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DR. HORACIO GUITOU, M.Sc., PhD

Argentina

Dr. Horacio Guitou is at present genetic advisor staff member of the animal breeding unit at the Argentine Angus Association. Since 1989, he is in charge of the direction of Angus National Cattle Evaluation program (E.R.A). His current efforts are focused on Enhanced EPDs with molecular information in order to obtain more accurate EPDs in young sires. Consequently, since 2013 he began to build the “Training Population“. Since 2019, the Angus National Cattle Evaluation Program will start to use the one-step approach in order to get the Enhanced EPDs by molecular information.

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Ec. SILVANA BONSIGNORE – EX. GTE. MARKETING INAC

Uruguay

Economist, Certified Accountant, Degree in Business Administration and Postgraduate in Marketing – Marketing Manager at the Uruguayan Meat Institute (INAC) from 2001 to 2017

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PhD DANIEL DE MATTOS

Uruguay

CEO at Breeders and Packers Uruguay (NH Foods) and NH Foods Leader for South America. Former CEO at Sociedad Criadores de Hereford from 2011 to 2013. He provided private advisory to different agribusiness companies, was CEO at Carne Hereford del Uruguay SA and Head of the National Beef Cattle Research Program at the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA). He holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the State University (UDELAR), and is Master in Animal and Dairy Science (M.Sc.) and Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Animal Breeding and Genetics, both from the University of Georgia. He has a vast number of published refereed and non-refereed papers.

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PhD FABIO MONTOSSI – INIA

Uruguay

Fabio Montossi graduated as agronomist from the National University in Uruguay in 1989. He then obtained a postgraduate degree at Massey University in 1996 and in 1992 he took a sabatical year studying at Colorado State University in the USA. Since 1988 he has contributed with this work at the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) in Uruguay in different areas at the Institute, occupying the position in sheep department as head of the Sheep Research National Program and then as Director of the National Beef and Wool Research Program. At present he occupies the position of National Director at INIA, the highest competitive position at the Institution. Dr. Montossi has worked for many years in connection wit hthe use of pastures, quality and nutrition product in sheep and beef cattle. He also has interest in areas of production systems, transfers and innovation. He has evaluated I+D projects and has been consultant not only at national level but also at international level. He has been speaker in over 500 opportunities in Uruguay and over than 200 overseas. He has more than 500 technical general publications, an more than 300 scientific and technical publications.

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PhD PABLO CAPUTI – INAC

Uruguay

Since 2015 he has been working as Knowledge Manager at the National Meat Institute (INAC). He has a PhD in Economy and Master in Agriculture Economy from the University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and has a degree as Agronomist from the University of Uruguay (UDELAR)

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GUSTAVO ZERBINO

Uruguay

Mr. Gustavo Zerbino, Director of Cibeles Pharmaceutical Company, leading laboratory in Animal, Plant and Human Health; President of the Uruguayan Chamber of Pharmaceutical products and Past President of the Uruguayan Rugby Union. Today he is Vice President and Founder of the Rugby Without Borders’ Foundation. Survivor of the airplane crash in the Andes in 1972. For the past 20 years he has also been giving motivational lectures at international level at Universities and top companies on “Leadership and Management of Adversity”.

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TOPIC SPEAKER MODERATOR
MORNING
Opening

Agr. Alvaro Díaz (Uy) – Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association of Uruguay.

Mr. Luís Fernández (Uy) – President WAS UY Organizing Committee

Vet.Dr.Mauricio Rodriguez – President Angus Meat Uruguay (CAAUSA).
PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Economist Silvana Bonsignore (Uy) –Former Marketing Manager of the Uruguayan Meat Institute (INAC).

PhD. Keith Belk (USA) – Professor Colorado University

COFFEE BREAK

PhD. Fabio Montossi (Uy) –General Director Uruguayan Agriculture Research Institute (INIA)

Vet.Dr. Pablo Caputi (Uy) –Knowledge Manager at the National Meat Institute (INAC) .

PhD. Daniel De Mattos (Uy) –General Manager Breeders and Packers Abattoir Uruguay

Round Table

Afternoon
GENETICS

Sra. María Mattos (Uy) – Director Bayucuá Stud
Sr. Raul Irazabal (Uy) – Genetic Advisor & Vet.Dr.
Dr. Marcos Berrutti (Uy) Genetic Advisor

Agr. Horacio Guitou (Arg) –Genetic

Dr. Dan Moser (Usa) – President Angus Genetics Inc.

Round Table

Agr. PhD. Olga Ravagnolo (Uy) – Researcher at the Uruguayan Agriculture Research Institute (INIA) Las Brujas.
Agr PhD. Graciela Quintans (Uy) – Researcher at the Uruguayan Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) Treinta y Tres.
OFFICIAL OPENING WAS – UY

Opening Ceremony

Mr. Gustavo Zerbino – Tragedy of the Andes (1972).

Welcome Reception

Agr. Alvaro Díaz (Uy) – President Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association of Uruguay

Mr. Luís Fernández (Uy) – President WAS UY Organizing Committee.

morning

WAS Countries’ Presentations

afternoon

Pen Show

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