Developing a Better DNA Test for Tenderness

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Genomic testing for tenderness in Canadian beef Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore, Dr. Graham Plastow, Dr. Zhiquan Wang, Dr. Paul...

Industry Investments

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Canadian Hereford Association’s Feed Efficiency Initiative Provides Valuable Information to Producers Using genetics to evaluate animals has become more common within...

Association of Circulating Transfer RNA fragments with antibody response to Mycoplasma bovis in beef...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Eduardo Casas, Guohong Cai, Larry A. Kuehn, Karen B. Register, Tara G. McDaneld and John D. Neill Abstract Background High throughput sequencing allows identification of small non-coding RNAs. Transfer RNA Fragments are a class of small non-coding RNAs, and...

Selecting for improved feed efficiency and carcass quality: putting theory into practice

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Improvement of cow feed efficiency and the production of consistent quality beef using molecular breeding values for RFI...

Genetic Practices to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction

Source: eXtension.org, Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky, dbullock@uky.edu Summary: Reproduction is typically a lowly heritable trait, but there are genetic practices that can help improve reproduction rates. Introduction Reproduction has...

Synchronizing Estrus

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Estrus synchronization of beef cows and heifers is a program in which an artificially induced hormone or chemical agent causes...

New Genomic Tool Aims to “Envigour”-ate Beef Cattle

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes With apologies to twins and 4-person bobsled, the best things come in threes. For proof, look no further than EnVigour HX™,...

Selecting for improved feed efficiency and carcass quality

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: FDE.17.13 Lead ResearcherS: Graham Plastow, Ph.D., University of Alberta Other ResearcherS: John Basarab, Ph.D., Divakar Ambrose, Ph.D., and Marcos Colazo, Ph.D....

Breeding Strategies for Your Beef Herd

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Author: Joanne Handley - Beef Cattle Geneticist/OMAFRA Clear targets are required when choosing what beef breeds you plan...

Winter Feeding Bulls

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Winter is the time to properly feed bulls for the coming breeding season because bull fertility has a major impact...
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