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...

Synchronizing Estrus

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Estrus synchronization of beef cows and heifers is a program in which an artificially induced hormone or chemical agent causes...

Research plays weighting game with carcass traits

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes Mention genomics to a scientist, and the eyes light up with thoughts of recombination, microarrays and polymorphisms. For a beef producer,...

Replacement Heifers – Money, Management, And Momentum

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Do you raise your own heifers? Or do you prefer to purchase your replacements? Regardless of your choice, developing heifers...

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...

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...

Genomics and Beef Production –What is available and what should I do?

Special thank you to Dr. John Crowley, Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement for the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, for contributing his time and...

NEW ONLINE TOOL TO BETTER SAFEGUARD ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES LAUNCHED

Source: U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage...

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,...

Three reproductive technologies transforming bovine cattle genetics

Source: Semex, Dr. Patrick Blondin, VP Reproductive Operations and R&D The last 80 years have seen great innovations in the field of assisted reproductive technologies,...
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