Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Buying a new herd bull is a decision that will have long term effects on the profitability of your cow herd. Nearly 90 per cent of the genetic make-up of your...
Source: Livestock Gentec Background: The Canadian beef industry is challenged to remain globally competitive while improving efficiency and sustainability. To address these challenges, the beef industry must continue to evolve using advanced technologies such as genomics. Decreasing genotyping cost has...
Source: Kansas State University news release New research at Kansas State University reveals how probiotics may not be as beneficial for animal and human health as thought. Probiotics, in most uses, are organisms considered to be beneficial for gut health in...
Source: MDPI Simple Summary Cow longevity is a key driver of the beef cattle industry profitability that can be improved through genetic and genomic selection. Censored data are commonly dealt with in genetic evaluations of longevity, which can unfavorably impact the...
Source: University of Saskatchewan RESEARCHERS Genetic and genomic factors influencing gestational length in beef cattle Dr. Mika Asai-Coakwell (PhD), College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan mika.asai-coakwell@usask.ca College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan: Dr. Bart Lardner (PhD), Dr. Greg Penner...
Source: OMAFRA By: Kristin Lee, Jasper Munro, Ricardo Ventura, Flavio Schenkel, Gordon Vander Voort, Angela Cánovas Over the past several decades, the global consumption of animal protein has doubled, and is expected to double again by the year 2050, when the global population...
Source: Holstein Canada Genetic Traits and Colour Codes Gene Name Description Gene and Expression Code BY Brachyspina (causes abortion & stillborn, shortened spinal cord, long legs & abnormal organs) BYC = tested carrier of Brachyspina BYF = tested non-carrier of Brachyspina CVM Complex Vertebral Malformation (causes still-born calves, abortions, and early...
Source: University of Alberta, By Bev Betkowski U of A team will pinpoint genetic traits that could increase grazing efficiency while protecting pastures. A new University of Alberta research project could help ranchers customize their cattle to the type of pastures...
Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting beef genetics easier. Sire selection is the fastest way to make improvements in herd genetics. Crossbreeding and choosing the best...
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 NO.: 0007-039 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Alberta LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Changxi Li Background: New...
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