Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Authors: Stephanie A. Terry, John A. Basarab, Le Luo Guan, and Tim A. McAllister  Abstract Globally, there are approximately one billion beef cattle, and compared with poultry and swine, beef cattle have the poorest conversion efficiency of feed to meat. However, these metrics...
By GREG HENDERSON July 8, 2021 Cargill is collaborating with beef industry partners seeking environmental benefits to dairy-beef crossbreeding, a practice known in the industry as ‘beef-on-dairy.’ The Dairy Beef Accelerator is a three-year program to advance research and support beef and...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Author: Tara L. Felix Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been applied to improve the genetics of beef cattle for almost four decades. Expected progeny differences are predictions of the genetic transmitting ability of a parent to its...
Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial What is Genomic Prediction? Genomic prediction is a new tool that can predict an animal’s genetic merit based on scoring DNA markers such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). Genomic prediction can predict how an animal’s...
Source: Canadian Beef Breeds Council Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has invested $640,000 in a collaborative research project with the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) to springboard the development of a unified, standardized, and producer-accessible beef cattle genetics data platform. Through...
June 8, 20225:01 AM ET JONATHAN AHL FROM HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA This hybrid bull, which lives on the A&K Ranch near Raymondville, Mo., will be part of the process to create beefalo that are 37.5% bison, the magic number for the best...
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: 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?” The truth is, no single breed can be identified as the answer to high quality...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The beef industry, just like any other, wants to sustain profitability while decreasing costs. Beef producers are provided with genetic selection tools such as expected progeny differences (EPDs) and estimated breeding...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Providing adequate nutrition to your breeding herd saves on feed costs and maximizes reproductive performance. It’s important to correlate optimum body condition scores (BCS) with the four main feeding stages in a cow’s...
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