Beef Genome Research: gain without the pain

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...

Testing for beef tenderness

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Validation of a Genetic Marker for Beef Tenderness Researchers: Stephen P. Miller miller@uoguelph.ca Background Providing consumers with consistently tender beef, the holy grail of...

Phenotypic and genetic correlations of fatty acid composition in subcutaneous adipose tissue with carcass...

Source: Government of Canada Citation: Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Vinsky, M., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R., Li, C. (2017). Phenotypic and genetic correlations of fatty acid...

Gene expression pinpoints top feed efficient cattle

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...

Marbling and your cow herd

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs What Is It? Marbling is viewed as the major determinate of quality grades. It is the term...

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...

Research plays weighting game with carcass traits

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes Mention genomics to a scientist, and the eyes light up with thoughts of recombination, microarrays and polymorphisms. For a beef producer,...

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...

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....
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