Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: 0009-017 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Sheila Schmutz Background: Galanin is a gene that is downregulated (suppressed) by the gene...

Genomics have arrived for CCA genetic evaluation

Source: Canadian Charolais Association The initial EPD run which includes Genomics has now been provided by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), our genetic evaluation service provider....

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,...

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...

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,...

Residual Feed Intake (Net Feed Efficiency) in Beef Cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings for producers. One way to achieve this...

DNA tests for feed efficiency and beef tenderness

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “DNA Panel Development to Predict Genetic Differences for Feed Efficiency and Beef Tenderness” Project No.: 0008-023 Research Institution: University of Alberta and University of...

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...

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,...

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

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Special thank you to Dr. John Crowley, Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement for the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, for contributing...