Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial About the project: The beef genomic prediction trial project is a pilot project funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in collaboration with Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta and Delta Genomics Edmonton. The objective of the project...
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 raise beef cattle are as varied as the breeds themselves.Table 1 groups breeds into biological...
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 goal is to select breeding bulls that are naturally feed-efficient, since 80 to 90 per...
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, which bulls are optimal for your herd, and how much they’re worth. (See part one and part...
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 the weight lifters of the cattle world! Double muscling in cattle is the result of...
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 result in some animals that are more feed efficient than others, says Dr. Gordon Murdoch,...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Don Blakely – Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Congenital defects can cause abortion or be present at time of birth. They are uncommon but do occur in most breeds of cattle. Defects are...
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 optimizing a number of economically important traits, while simultaneously reducing costs of production in order...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part one of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs, which bulls are optimal for your herd, and how much they’re worth. There are a range...
Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes “Short term pain for long term gain” may sound like a good deal, but it would be even better without the first part. Fortunately, the Genome Alberta project targeting more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding values for the...
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