Beef bull fertility

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Hamilton – Beff Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction A major objective in a cow-calf operation is...

Using expected progeny differences in a breeding program

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The role of purebred breeders is to improve the genetic quality of the seedstock cattle that they sell to...

Finding DNA markers for feed efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen.moore@ualberta.ca Dr. Stephen Miller, Dr. Graham Plastow, Dr Zhiquam...

Parentage Testing by: Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

Source: https://beef-cattle.extension.org/parentage-testing/ Megan Rolf, Kansas State University, megrolf@ksu.edu  Summary: Parentage testing can be a valuable tool for both seedstock breeders and commercial producers.  This fact sheet covers how...

Selecting beef bulls

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Buying a new herd bull is a decision that will have long term effects on the...

Testing for beef tenderness

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Validation of a Genetic Marker for Beef Tenderness Researchers: Stephen P. Miller miller@uoguelph.ca Background Providing consumers with consistently tender beef, the holy grail of...

New reproductive tool may help meet consumer demand for ‘natural’ food

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Chris Jermey Today’s consumers want more from their food, and the beef and dairy industries are constantly striving to meet these...

Feeding to maximize reproductive performance of your cows and heifers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Providing adequate nutrition to your breeding herd saves on feed costs and maximizes reproductive performance. It’s important to...

Genetic abnormalities in beef cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Don Blakely – Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Congenital defects can cause abortion or be present at time...

Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Effects of a Genetic Variant in the Galanin Gene on Gain and Fat Deposition in Cattle” RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan L EAD...
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