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...

Polled genetics – examine the pros and cons

Source: Alta, Chrissy Meyer The polled gene in dairy cattle is dominant over the horned gene Polled dairy cattle trace back as far as pedigree records...

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...

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...

Development and testing of new methods for genomic evaluation in dairy cattle

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada, dairyresearch.ca Principal Investigator: FLAVIO SCHENKEL University of Guelph COLLABORATORS: Mehdi Sargolzaei, Filippo Miglior and Stephen Miller University of Guelph OBJECTIVE: The overall goal of this activity...

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...
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