Genomic prediction offers glimpse of tomorrow…today

Source: Genome Alberta Seeing the future can have its pros and cons. For researchers on the Genome Alberta project to promote adoption of genomic prediction...

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,...

Select Sires launches new mobile app with sire search

Source: Select Sires news release Select Sires has developed a full-service sire search mobile application for farmer-owners. This easy-to-navigate app is available at no cost...

The power of genetics: selecting breeding stock for grass-fed beef

Source: Perennia One of the most frequently asked questions concerning grass-fed beef genetics is: “What breed(s) of cattle are the best for grass-fed beef production?”...

Expression of genes controlling fat deposition in two genetically diverse beef cattle breeds fed...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research da Costa, A.S.H., Pires, V.M.R., Fontes, C.M.G.A. et al. Expression of genes controlling fat deposition in two genetically diverse beef cattle...

Genomic testing

Source: Canadian Angus Association Genomic testing has been evolving quickly over the past two decades. It has become increasingly less expensive and more informative to...

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...

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...

Genetic expression profile of beef quality traits that influence general criteria to purchase by...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Meat quality traits such as meat colour and marbling are important because of their strong impact...

New Traits being recorded at the Canadian Angus Association

Source: Canadian Angus Association The new traits include: Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) Docility EPD Heifer Pregnancy EPD Mature Weight EPD Claw Set EPD and Foot Angle EPD Residual Average Daily...
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