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...
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 demands. As more companies market their food as “natural” — raised without additional use of...
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 correlate optimum body condition scores (BCS) with the four main feeding stages in a cow’s...
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 of birth. They are uncommon but do occur in most breeds of cattle. Defects are...
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 RESEARCHER: Dr. Sheila Schmutz Background: Galanin is a gene that is downregulated (suppressed) by the gene leptin,...
Source: MatMa Corp news release (Left panel) Disease progression in an affected heart. RV and LV, right and left ventricles, respectively; PA, pulmonary artery. (Right panel) Steer with congestive heart failure. Photo credit: Michael Heaton, USMARC. A team of researchers...
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