Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Special thank you to Dr. John Crowley, Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement for the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, for contributing his time and expertise in the development of this fact sheet. Every living thing has a...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Meat quality traits such as meat colour and marbling are important because of their strong impact on consumer acceptance as visual indicators of meat freshness and juiciness. Consumers assess beef quality...
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 Gain (RADG) – Feed costs make up a significant proportion of operation costs and feed...
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 95% conception rate sounds good, but the economic effect of when in the breeding season...
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 composition in subcutaneous adipose tissue with carcass merit and meat tenderness traits in Canadian beef...
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) fetuses and 21 post-abortion clinical cases. There are numerous etiologies, including clinical listeriosis. At the...
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 to produce one calf from each cow annually. The degree to which producers meet this...
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 Wang, Dr. Paul Stothard, Dr. Changxi Li, Dr. John Basarab, Dr. Tim McAllister, Dr. Ira...
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 parentage testing works and tips for using parentage testing successfully. Parentage testing is often thought of...
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 the beef industry, leads to satisfied customers and increased sales. However, numerous beef quality audits...
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