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...

A First Step to Improved Hoof Health: Digital Dermatitis

Source: Dairy Research Blog Canada will have its first genetic and genomic evaluations for Digital Dermatitis (DD) in December 2017, which is the first step...

Inbreeding update

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Each year, based on official animal registration and pedigree information within its database, Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) computes current statistics related...

Beta Casein, A2 Milk and Genetics

Source: Canadian Dairy Network How lucky we are to be involved in an industry that produces something unparalleled in its nutrition and processing diversity? Milk...

Haplotypes Impacting Fertility

Source: Select Sires With our growing knowledge about the bovine genome, experts have predicted for some time that we'd likely discover numerous cattle genetic defects....

Genetic Gain Before and After Genomics

Source: Canadian Dairy Network You've likely heard the statement: "Genomics has doubled the rate of genetic progress". In this article, we find out if this...

Investing in New Markets for Canadian Livestock Genetics

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada More Canadian livestock will be raised outside of Canada using prized Canadian genetics. Farmers around the world demand Canada’s superior...

The Fertility Challenge

Source: Canadian Dairy Network The reproductive performance of your farm has a major impact on its profitability. Each cow's lifetime profitability is dependent upon repeated...

Genome-wide association for milk production and female fertility traits in Canadian dairy Holstein cattle

Source: BioMed Central Shadi Nayeri, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Mohammed K. Abo-Ismail, Natalie May, Stephen P. Miller, Flavio Schenkel, Stephen S. Moore and Paul Stothard Abstract Background Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are a powerful tool for detecting genomic regions explaining variation in phenotype. The objectives of the present...

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...
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