Improving tenderness in beef cuts

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Genetics of eating quality of high connective tissue beef Researchers: Heather Bruce, Ph.D. hbruce@ualberta.ca Heather Bruce, Ph.D., Graham Plastow,...

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....

New reproductive tool may help meet consumer demand for ‘natural’ food

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Chris Jermey Today’s consumers want more from their food, and the beef and dairy industries are constantly striving to meet these...

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....

Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus and Charolais...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., and Li, C. (2015). "Accuracy of predicting genomic breeding values for carcass merit traits in Angus...

DNA markers for carcass traits

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Whole-genome positional candidate gene association analysis for fat deposition and carcass merit in beef cattle using a high-density SNP marker set” PROJECT...

Genomic-based identification of environmental and clinical Listeria monocytogenes strains associated with an abortion outbreak...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Abstract Background In a beef cattle facility an outbreak of abortions occurred over a 36-day period and included samples from two aborted (non-viable)...

Beef cattle genetics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting beef genetics easier. Sire selection...

Beef bull fertility

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Hamilton – Beff Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction A major objective in a cow-calf operation is...

Genetic abnormalities in beef cattle

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...
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