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...

Scientists discover two genes which cause heart failure in feedlot cattle

Source: MatMa Corp news release (Left panel) Disease progression in an affected heart. RV and LV, right and left ventricles, respectively; PA, pulmonary artery....

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...

How to use EPDs

Source: Canadian Angus Association Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are the most powerful genetic tool we have for selecting the best animals for your breeding program....

Marbling and your cow herd

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs What Is It? Marbling is viewed as the major determinate of quality grades. It is the term...

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...

The GENOTEND chip: a new tool to analyse gene expression in muscles of beef...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Jean-Francois Hocquette, Carine Bernard-Capel, Veronique Vidal, Beline Jesson, Hubert Levéziel, Gilles Renand & Isabelle Cassar-Malek  Abstract Background Previous research programmes have described muscle...

Genetic evaluation definitions

Source: Canadian Angus Association Accuracy (ACC) — the reliability that can be placed on the EPD. An accuracy of close to 1.0 indicates higher reliability....

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...

Improving tenderness in beef cuts

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Genetics of eating quality of high connective tissue beef Researchers: Heather Bruce, Ph.D. hbruce@ualberta.ca Heather Bruce, Ph.D., Graham Plastow,...
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