History of WCGALP

This congress is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the scientific program and to network with colleagues. We have had 11 successful congresses since the ’70s; 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), Vancouver (Canada, 2014), and Auckland (New Zealand, 2018). See also www.wcgalp.org for the proceedings of these conferences.

Scope of WCGALP 2022

Sustainable production of high-quality animal proteins for a growing world population is the key challenge for livestock industry in the future. In 2050, resilient and healthy animals need to produce enough animal proteins in a resource-efficient and societally accepted way to feed the world’s population. Animal breeding relies on research and development and on long-term commitment to meet the changing consumer demands to increase efficiency in the food chain, to reduce the ecological footprint, to minimize the use of antibiotics, and to contribute to food safety, and to better health and welfare of livestock.

WCGALP is the conference to share knowledge and to interact on innovations in the area of genetics applied to livestock production that enable to breed animals that allow livestock production chains to meet future needs.

Who attends WCGALP?

The World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) is the premier international conference for livestock genetics and is held every four years. The participants are specialists in the field of animal genetics and related expertise. During the congress they share knowledge and interact on innovations in the area of genetics applied to livestock production. We are strongly committed to bring science and industry of all continents together in formal sessions and in informal networks to learn from their latest developments.