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Source: RDAR The Canadian Angus Association will receive $3.8M to increase Canadian cattle producers' ability to make data-driven decisions based on genomics to economically benefit their commercial livestock operations. The investment will be used to develop a genetic selection tool...
Source: AgBoost news release After years of product development and field testing, AgBoost announced the global commercial expansion of its cloud-based data analysis platform that helps cattle producers interpret genomic data for selective breeding, health, market value and nutrition management. Despite...
Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting beef genetics easier. Sire selection is the fastest way to make improvements in herd genetics. Crossbreeding and choosing the best...
Source: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience Mueller, M.L., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Synergistic power of genomic selection, assisted reproductive technologies, and gene editing to drive genetic improvement of cattle.CABI Agric Biosci 3, 13 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-022-00080-z Abstract Genetic improvement of cattle around the globe has...
Source: OMAFRA Learn the causes of some genetic abnormalities in beef cattle and how to deal with them. Introduction Congenital defects can cause abortion or be present at time of birth. They are uncommon but do occur in most breeds of cattle....
Source: University of Missouri Extension, Jared Decker Summary: Why are EPDs imprecise for young animals? How can genomics be used to track the random shuffle of genes? Even though expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been used by the beef industry for over...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca In beef production, genetics play a critical role in management and profitability. However, knowing whether you’re on the right track can be challenging. Compared to other livestock species, beef cattle have a long gestation period....
Source: University of Kentucky, Darrh Bullock Summary: Reproduction is typically a lowly heritable trait, but there are genetic practices that can help improve reproduction rates. Introduction Reproduction has a great impact on the profitability of beef cattle producers and is therefore an important consideration...
Source: University of Arkansas Animal Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the United States and is second to none in economic importance. It is very important that producers understand the type of animals that are most efficient and most valuable in...
Source: Beef Improvement Federation Three influential producers from the United States and Canada came together for an impactful panel discussion on “A Business Case for Using EPDs” during the 2023 BIF Annual Symposium’s Advances in Producer Applications breakout session on...
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