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....

Breeding Strategies for Your Beef Herd

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Author: Joanne Handley - Beef Cattle Geneticist/OMAFRA Clear targets are required when choosing what beef breeds you plan...

Winter Feeding Bulls

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Winter is the time to properly feed bulls for the coming breeding season because bull fertility has a major impact...

Fishing for Efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen Moore, Ph.D. (University of Queensland; formerly University of...

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...

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...

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...

Crossbreeding Systems For Beef Production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Written by: Joanne Handley - Beef Program Lead, Genetics/OMAFRA; Tom Hamilton - Beef Program Lead, Production Systems/OMAFRA;...

NEW ONLINE TOOL TO BETTER SAFEGUARD ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES LAUNCHED

Source: U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage...

Genetic Improvements in Feed Efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, http://www.beefresearch.ca/ Improving the feed efficiency of a herd can mean big savings for producers. A 5% improvement in feed efficiency could...
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