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,...

Gene expression pinpoints top feed efficient cattle

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Wide variation between individual animals. Changes in diet, environment and other factors will trigger different genetic responses in individual cattle, which may...

Genetic improvement in beef cattle makes major strides: Sharper tools reveal more progress being...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The beef industry, just like any other, wants to sustain profitability while decreasing costs. Beef producers...

Innovation in cattle feed efficiency

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Dr. Susan Markus, Livestock Research Scientist Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Stettler, Alberta, Canada Defining Efficiency Traditionally, cattle producers would likely agree that...

Beef genomic prediction trial

Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial About the project: The beef genomic prediction trial project is a pilot project funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in collaboration...

Beef Conference an EnVigour-ating Experience for Genome Alberta

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes “Vim and vigour” is a welcome addition to any event. For Genome Alberta researchers, however, it was the chance to share...

Three reproductive technologies transforming bovine cattle genetics

Source: Semex, Dr. Patrick Blondin, VP Reproductive Operations and R&D The last 80 years have seen great innovations in the field of assisted reproductive technologies,...

Beef sire selection recommendations

Source: Extension Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky dbullock@uky.edu, Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University mrolf@okstate.edu *Click here for printable pdf version. Summary: Selecting the right bull is critical to the success of...
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