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...

Beef and forage issues series – record keeping and herd averages

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The third article in this six part series looks at benchmarks and ways to track the genetic performance of the...

Federal Funding Supports Canadian Angus Association Research for Economically Relevant Traits to Improve Breeder...

Source: Canadian Angus Association The Canadian Angus Association (CAA) is very grateful for the investment of $238,920 from the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (the Partnership) AgriAssurance...

Definition of high growth genes in beef cattle

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Major step to boost productivity of the Canadian herd. Cattle genomics research holds tremendous promise to unlock the blueprints for animals that...

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...
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