Cattle Breeding in Canada

Canada Agriculture - The First Hundred Years Livestock Records Centralized Toward the end of the nineteenth Century, Canada's trade in purebred livestock was becoming well established...

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...

Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) for Limousin

Performance Genetic Evaluation Elite Limousin Dams Elite Herds Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are important tools in making selection decisions...

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...

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,...

Does cow nutrition during pregnancy affect gene expression in the calf?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: The Impact of Nutrition and Residual Feed Intake on Tissue and Molecular Characterization, Manipulation of Maintenance Energy Costs, and Fetal...

Crossbreeding beef cattle

Source: Virginia Tech, Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech The economic climate of today's beef business is challenging. Commercial cow-calf producers are faced with...

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...

Genomics have arrived for CCA genetic evaluation

Source: Canadian Charolais Association The initial EPD run which includes Genomics has now been provided by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), our genetic evaluation service provider....

Bull selection: Using economically relevant traits

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part three of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs,...
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