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,...

Beef Conference an EnVigour-ating Experience for Genome Alberta

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes “Vim and vigour” is a welcome addition to any event. For Genome Alberta researchers, however, it was the chance to share...

Fishing for Efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen Moore, Ph.D. (University of Queensland; formerly University of...

The economics of feed efficiency — the case for RFI

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Feed costs represent up to 70% of the production costs in a beef operation and it only makes sense that...

Selecting for improved feed efficiency and carcass quality: putting theory into practice

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Improvement of cow feed efficiency and the production of consistent quality beef using molecular breeding values for RFI...

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,...

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...

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...