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...

Identifying efficient cattle using infrared technology

Source: Alberta Beef Producer PROJECT NO.: 0007-126 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Lacombe Research Station) LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Al Schaefer Background: Winter feed costs can account for up...

Feeding Behavior Gives Science Something to Chew On

Source: Alberta Genome, Geoff Geddes Spend some time in a food court, and you’ll see that feeding behavior says a lot about people, for better or...

What is genomic prediction

Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial What is Genomic Prediction? Genomic prediction is a new tool that can predict an animal’s genetic merit based on scoring...

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...

Bull selection: Using economically relevant traits

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part three of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs,...