December 2018 Genetic Evaluations – Highlights

Source: Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society Here are a few highlights from the December 2018 Genetic Evaluations, released today. Sires: Treeton Pingerly continues to dominate the list...

Genetic selection for improved hoof health is now possible!

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Over the past few years, we have heard from many producers, “genetic selection for increased resistance to hoof lesions cannot come...

Genetics 101: genetic progress before & since genomics

Source: Holstein Canada SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF GENOMICS, we have seen advancements in genetic progress for all traits in the Holstein breed. Though it may...

What is the difference between “Genetics,” “Genomics,” and “Genome?”

Source: eXtension.org Genetics is a branch of biology focused on heredity and variation of organisms. In simpler terms, genetics focuses on the characteristics or traits...

The Efficient Dairy Genome Project – An International Project

The Efficient Dairy Genome Project (EDGP) is a large international research project funded by Genome Canada. This Canadian-led project has in-kind funding from international and...

Translating Somatic Cell Score Proofs into Daughter Performance

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Starting in December 2018, proofs for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) will be expressed as Relative Breeding Values (RBV) in order to...

Genetics 101: coat colour

Source: Holstein Canada We hope to unravel some of the confusion surrounding coat colour in the Holstein breed. Over the past decades, coat colour is...

Can you really trust dairy genomics?

Source: Alta Genetics, Chrissy Meyer You’ve had the option to include dairy genomics in your genetic toolbelt for nearly ten years now. By now, fear...

Transcriptome profiling of Staphylococci-infected cow mammary gland parenchyma

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Ewa M Kosciuczuk, Paweł Lisowski, Justyna Jarczak, Alicja Majewska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Lech Zwierzchowski and Emilia Bagnicka Abstract Background Genome-wide gene expression profiling allows for identification of genes involved in the defense response of the host against pathogens. As...

Genomic young bulls: accelerating genetic progress

Source: Canadian Dairy Network To what degree have you embraced genomics? Perhaps the easiest way to measure this is by your usage of semen from...