Definition of high growth genes in beef cattle

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Major step to boost productivity of the Canadian herd. Cattle genomics research holds tremendous promise to unlock the blueprints for animals that...

Composite beef breeds: What are they and how do they work?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Selecting which breed of bull to buy when there are over 70 different beef breeds to...

Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus and Charolais...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., and Li, C. (2015). "Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Birth delivery method affects expression of immune genes in lung and jejunum tissue of...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research, Carla Surlis, Keelan McNamara, Eoin O’Hara, Sinead Waters, Marijke Beltman, Joseph Cassidy and, David Kenny Background Caesarean section is a routine veterinary obstetrical procedure employed to alleviate dystocia in cattle. However, CS, particularly before the onset...

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...

Feeding Behavior Gives Science Something to Chew On

Source: Alberta Genome, Geoff Geddes Spend some time in a food court, and you’ll see that feeding behavior says a lot about people, for better or...
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