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...

Genetic analysis of subclinical mastitis resistance in early lactation

Source: University of Alberta Subclinical mastitis (SCM) causes economic losses for producers by affecting milk production and leading to higher incidence of clinical mastitis and...

Traits to cultivate

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs After graduating from university, I spent a short time managing the family farm. One of the...

Dissecting the bovine genome: it’s all in their genes

Source: Holstein Canada, Dr. Christine Baes, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Bioscience, University of Guelph Genomic selection has become routine. Genotyping promising young animals using SNP-Chips...

Genetic mutations: menacing or misunderstood?

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes Mutations might sound like something from a zombie movie, but they aren’t always evil. For proof, look no further than the...