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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 the wonders of EnVigour HX™ with producers that made the 3rd Annual Canadian Beef Industry...
Source: Livestock Gentec In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, the future of cattle herds hinges on strategic planning and embracing cutting-edge technologies. Among these technologies, genomics stands out as a powerful tool that can revolutionize the way we manage and...
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 result in some animals that are more feed efficient than others, says Dr. Gordon Murdoch,...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Whole Genome Scan for Feed Efficiency Researchers: Dr. Stephen Moore Stephen.moore@ualberta.ca Dr. Stephen Miller, Dr. Graham Plastow, Dr Zhiquam Wang, Dr. Paul Stothard, Dr. Changxi Li, Dr. John Basarab, Dr. Tim McAllister, Dr. Ira...
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: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Meat quality traits such as meat colour and marbling are important because of their strong impact on consumer acceptance as visual indicators of meat freshness and juiciness. Consumers assess beef quality...
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, which bulls are optimal for your herd, and how much they’re worth. (See part one and part...
Source: Canadian Angus Association The new traits include: Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) Docility EPD Heifer Pregnancy EPD Mature Weight EPD Claw Set EPD and Foot Angle EPD Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) – Feed costs make up a significant proportion of operation costs and feed...
Source: Beef Improvement Federation The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) announces the major update of iGENDEC for constructing custom selection indexes. The model update now includes a Beef x Dairy production circumstance. Beef x Dairy or dairy beef crossbreds are a growing...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs FACT SHEET written by: Joanne Handley - Beef Cattle Geneticist/OMAFRA Breed Comparisons The environments and resources available to raise beef cattle are as varied as the breeds themselves.Table 1 groups breeds into biological...
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