Selecting beef bulls

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Buying a new herd bull is a decision that will have long term effects on 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...

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...

Feeding to maximize reproductive performance of your cows and heifers

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...

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...

Effects of the galanin gene on ADG & fat deposition

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Effects of a Genetic Variant in the Galanin Gene on Gain and Fat Deposition in Cattle” RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan L EAD...

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....

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....

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...

The GENOTEND chip: a new tool to analyse gene expression in muscles of beef...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Jean-Francois Hocquette, Carine Bernard-Capel, Veronique Vidal, Beline Jesson, Hubert Levéziel, Gilles Renand & Isabelle Cassar-Malek  Abstract Background Previous research programmes have described muscle...
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