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...

Finding DNA markers for feed efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen.moore@ualberta.ca Dr. Stephen Miller, Dr. Graham Plastow, Dr Zhiquam...

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...

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...

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...

New Genomic Tool Aims to “Envigour”-ate Beef Cattle

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes With apologies to twins and 4-person bobsled, the best things come in threes. For proof, look no further than EnVigour HX™,...

Genetic improvement in beef cattle makes major strides: Sharper tools reveal more progress being...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The beef industry, just like any other, wants to sustain profitability while decreasing costs. Beef producers...

Crossbreeding Systems For Beef Production

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Commercial producers can improve productivity and efficiency by understanding and applying genetic principles. Improvement through genetics can...

Sire selection vs. mating

Source: Alta, Chrissy Meyer “What is the true value of a mating program?” Many producers around the world have used a mating program within their herd for...

Genomic prediction of direct genomic breeding values for fatty acid concentrations in subcutaneous adipose...

Source: Livestock Gentec L. Chen1,2 , M. Vinsky2, C. Ekine1, J. Basarab3, J. Aalhus2, M. E.R. Dugan2, J. Curtis1, C. Fitzsimmons1,2, P. Stothard1, C. Li1,2 1Department...
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