Selecting for improved feed efficiency and carcass quality

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: FDE.17.13 Lead ResearcherS: Graham Plastow, Ph.D., University of Alberta Other ResearcherS: John Basarab, Ph.D., Divakar Ambrose, Ph.D., and Marcos Colazo, Ph.D....

GENEX BRAND NAME TO BE USED GLOBALLY

Source: GENEX news release GENEX will begin marketing dairy and beef cattle genetics across the globe under one brand name. Previously the organization's cattle genetics were...

Genetic abnormalities in beef cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Don Blakely – Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Congenital defects can cause abortion or be present at time...

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...

DNA MARKERS FOR CARCASS TRAITS

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Whole-genome positional candidate gene association analysis for fat deposition and carcass merit in beef cattle using a high-density SNP marker set” PROJECT...

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...

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...

Industry Investments

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Canadian Hereford Association’s Feed Efficiency Initiative Provides Valuable Information to Producers Using genetics to evaluate animals has become more common within...

Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Effects of a Genetic Variant in the Galanin Gene on Gain and Fat Deposition in Cattle” RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan L EAD...

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...
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