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....

Does cow nutrition during pregnancy affect gene expression in the calf?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: The Impact of Nutrition and Residual Feed Intake on Tissue and Molecular Characterization, Manipulation of Maintenance Energy Costs, and Fetal...

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...

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....

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,...

Replacement Heifers – Money, Management, And Momentum

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Do you raise your own heifers? Or do you prefer to purchase your replacements? Regardless of your choice, developing heifers...

Beef and forage issues series – record keeping and herd averages

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The third article in this six part series looks at benchmarks and ways to track the genetic performance of the...

Federal Funding Supports Canadian Angus Association Research for Economically Relevant Traits to Improve Breeder...

Source: Canadian Angus Association The Canadian Angus Association (CAA) is very grateful for the investment of $238,920 from the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (the Partnership) AgriAssurance...
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