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...

Genetic evaluation definitions

Source: Canadian Angus Association Accuracy (ACC) — the reliability that can be placed on the EPD. An accuracy of close to 1.0 indicates higher reliability....

Replacement Heifers – Money, Management, And Momentum

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Do you raise your own heifers? Or do you prefer to purchase your replacements? Regardless of your choice, developing heifers...

Genetic Practices to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction

Source: eXtension.org, Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky, dbullock@uky.edu Summary: Reproduction is typically a lowly heritable trait, but there are genetic practices that can help improve reproduction rates. Introduction Reproduction has...

Check Out the 2017 Genetics to Make A Difference Semen & Embryo Manual

Check Out the 2017 Genetics to Make A Difference Semen & Embryo Manual >> Click Here or on the graphic to view PDF >> Click Here to view...

Beef Bull Fertility

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction A major objective in a cow-calf operation is to produce one calf from each cow annually. The...

How to use EPDs

Source: Canadian Angus Association Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are the most powerful genetic tool we have for selecting the best animals for your breeding program....

Scientists discover two genes which cause heart failure in feedlot cattle

Source: MatMa Corp news release (Left panel) Disease progression in an affected heart. RV and LV, right and left ventricles, respectively; PA, pulmonary artery....

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...

Innovation in cattle feed efficiency

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Dr. Susan Markus, Livestock Research Scientist Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Stettler, Alberta, Canada Defining Efficiency Traditionally, cattle producers would likely agree that...
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