Cattle Breeding in Canada

Canada Agriculture - The First Hundred Years Livestock Records Centralized Toward the end of the nineteenth Century, Canada's trade in purebred livestock was becoming well established...

Residual Feed Intake (Net Feed Efficiency) in Beef Cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings for producers. One way to achieve this...

Crossbreeding systems for beef production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Joanne Handley - Beef Program Lead, Genetics/OMAFRA; Tom Hamilton - Beef Program Lead,...

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,...

Gene expression pinpoints top feed efficient cattle

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Wide variation between individual animals. Changes in diet, environment and other factors will trigger different genetic responses in individual cattle, which may...

Marbling in double muscled steers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Some breeds of cattle are prone to double muscling. These animals have enlarged muscles, giving them the appearance of being...

Bull selection: breeding programs that suit operational goals

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

Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) for Limousin

Performance Genetic Evaluation Elite Limousin Dams Elite Herds Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are important tools in making selection decisions...

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 collaboration...
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