Source: OMAFRA What Is It? Marbling is viewed as the major determinate of quality grades. It is the term applied to visible specks and streaks of fat in a cross section of the rib eye muscle. The chilled carcass is ribbed...
Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Authors: Stephanie A. Terry, John A. Basarab, Le Luo Guan, and Tim A. McAllister  Abstract Globally, there are approximately one billion beef cattle, and compared with poultry and swine, beef cattle have the poorest conversion efficiency of feed to meat. However, these metrics...
Source: Genome Canada Genome Canada’s $30 million Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative will translate genomics research and innovation into solutions supporting producers, resilient supply chains and Canada’s food system. Climate change poses a significant risk to our agricultural systems, impacting the availability...
Source: American Angus Association news release Take a look into the future and what do you see? For the Angus breed, the future includes leaps into enhanced genomic comprehension and expanded maternal tools for breeders. The 2022 Angus Convention featured...
Source: USDA Scientists have revealed that there are two different variants, or genotypes of Moraxella bovis (M. bovis), a bacterium known to cause pinkeye in cattle. This finding helps scientists understand how different types of M. bovis cause infection in livestock and can help...
Source: American Simmental Association A qualitative trait is a trait that can be described as a category.  For example, black or red coat color, horned or polled, coat color dilution are all qualitative traits.  Qualitative traits are frequently controlled by...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Although artificial insemination (AI) of cattle has been possible for 60 years, this technology has not been used widely in the Canadian beef industry.  Genetic evaluation of beef bulls has improved considerably in recent...
Source: Genome Canada Genomics can help dairy farmers choose cattle stocks that increase milk production while also reducing methane emissions, which present a significant greenhouse gas challenge for the industry. Around 30% of the anthropogenic methane production globally comes from dairy...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Author: Tara L. Felix Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been applied to improve the genetics of beef cattle for almost four decades. Expected progeny differences are predictions of the genetic transmitting ability of a parent to its...
Source: RDAR Outcomes of this research will enable livestock producers to access a package of heifer molecular breeding data on traits that are economic importance to them. This research will provide livestock owners a more complete picture of heifer value...
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