New Traits being recorded at the Canadian Angus Association

Source: Canadian Angus Association The new traits include: Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) Docility EPD Heifer Pregnancy EPD Mature Weight EPD Claw Set EPD and Foot Angle EPD Residual Average Daily...

Fine-tune your breeding for extra money

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives A lot of fuss is made in beef management circles about short calving seasons and high conception rates. A...

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...

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 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...

Finding DNA markers for feed efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen.moore@ualberta.ca Dr. Stephen Miller, Dr. Graham Plastow, Dr Zhiquam...

Parentage Testing by: Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

Source: https://beef-cattle.extension.org/parentage-testing/ Megan Rolf, Kansas State University, megrolf@ksu.edu  Summary: Parentage testing can be a valuable tool for both seedstock breeders and commercial producers.  This fact sheet covers how...

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...
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