Powerful cattle perform in the feedlot

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Mystery in The Feedlot Predicting cattle performance is one of the great mysteries of the complex art/science known as...

Identifying efficient cattle using infrared technology

Source: Alberta Beef Producer PROJECT NO.: 0007-126 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Lacombe Research Station) LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Al Schaefer Background: Winter feed costs can account for up...

Feeding Behavior Gives Science Something to Chew On

Source: Alberta Genome, Geoff Geddes Spend some time in a food court, and you’ll see that feeding behavior says a lot about people, for better or...

What is genomic prediction

Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial What is Genomic Prediction? Genomic prediction is a new tool that can predict an animal’s genetic merit based on scoring...

Bull selection: Using economically relevant traits

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part three of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs,...

Genomics have arrived for CCA genetic evaluation

Source: Canadian Charolais Association The initial EPD run which includes Genomics has now been provided by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), our genetic evaluation service provider....

Bull selection: breeding programs that suit operational goals

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part one of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs,...

Residual Feed Intake (Net Feed Efficiency) in Beef Cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings for producers. One way to achieve this...

Marbling in double muscled steers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Some breeds of cattle are prone to double muscling. These animals have enlarged muscles, giving them the appearance of being...

Research plays weighting game with carcass traits

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes Mention genomics to a scientist, and the eyes light up with thoughts of recombination, microarrays and polymorphisms. For a beef producer,...
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