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...

Gene expression pinpoints top feed efficient cattle

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Wide variation between individual animals. Changes in diet, environment and other factors will trigger different genetic responses in individual cattle, which may...

Genetic improvement in beef cattle makes major strides: Sharper tools reveal more progress being...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The beef industry, just like any other, wants to sustain profitability while decreasing costs. Beef producers...

Innovation in cattle feed efficiency

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Dr. Susan Markus, Livestock Research Scientist Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Stettler, Alberta, Canada Defining Efficiency Traditionally, cattle producers would likely agree that...
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