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...

Using expected progeny differences in a breeding program

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The role of purebred breeders is to improve the genetic quality of the seedstock cattle that they sell to...

Select Sires introduces fertility insights with CowManager

Source: Select Sires news release Select Sires is proud to partner with CowManager, the leading cow monitoring company, to introduce Fertility Insights. New data integration...

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...

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,...

Check Out the 2017 Genetics to Make A Difference Semen & Embryo Manual

Check Out the 2017 Genetics to Make A Difference Semen & Embryo Manual >> Click Here or on the graphic to view PDF >> Click Here to view...

Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project Title: Effects of a Genetic Variant in the Galanin Gene on Gain and Fat Deposition in Cattle Researchers: Sheila Schmutz sheila.schmutz@usask.ca Sheila Schmutz, PhD...

Animal Actions Speak Volumes in Genetic Research

Source: Genome Alberta Since they can’t speak to us, at least not yet, gauging animal behavior is the best way to glean information for genetic...

Sire Selection

Source: Canadian Angus Association It would be easier if we could assume that the highest EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) are the best. Unfortunately, it isn’t...

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...
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