Composite beef breeds: What are they and how do they work?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Selecting which breed of bull to buy when there are over 70 different beef breeds to...

Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus and Charolais...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., and Li, C. (2015). "Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus...

Sire Selection

Source: Canadian Angus Association It would be easier if we could assume that the highest EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) are the best. Unfortunately, it isn’t...

Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project Title: Effects of a Genetic Variant in the Galanin Gene on Gain and Fat Deposition in Cattle Researchers: Sheila Schmutz sheila.schmutz@usask.ca Sheila Schmutz, PhD...

Breeds of beef cattle in Ontario

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs FACT SHEET written by: Joanne Handley - Beef Cattle Geneticist/OMAFRA Breed Comparisons The environments and resources available to...

Beef genomic prediction trial

Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial About the project: The beef genomic prediction trial project is a pilot project funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in...

Fine-tune your breeding for extra money

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives A lot of fuss is made in beef management circles about short calving seasons and high conception rates. A...

Powerful cattle perform in the feedlot

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Mystery in The Feedlot Predicting cattle performance is one of the great mysteries of the complex art/science known as...

Birth delivery method affects expression of immune genes in lung and jejunum tissue of...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research, Carla Surlis, Keelan McNamara, Eoin O’Hara, Sinead Waters, Marijke Beltman, Joseph Cassidy and, David Kenny Background Caesarean section is a routine veterinary obstetrical procedure employed to alleviate dystocia in cattle. However, CS, particularly before the onset...

Does cow nutrition during pregnancy affect gene expression in the calf?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: The Impact of Nutrition and Residual Feed Intake on Tissue and Molecular Characterization, Manipulation of Maintenance Energy Costs, and Fetal...