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 selection of cattle for improved immunity and health.

Source: US National Library of Medicine Mallard BA, Emam M, Paibomesai M, Thompson-Crispi K, Wagter-Lesperance L. Abstract The immune system is a sensing structure composed of tissues...

Recombinetics, Semex announce agreement for precision breeding dairy cattle

Source: Semex news release Recombinetics has formed an alliance with Semex, a Canadian-based, farmer-owned cattle genetics organization, to implement a precision breeding program that improves...

GENEX BRAND NAME TO BE USED GLOBALLY

Source: GENEX news release GENEX will begin marketing dairy and beef cattle genetics across the globe under one brand name. Previously the organization's cattle genetics were...

NEW ONLINE TOOL TO BETTER SAFEGUARD ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES LAUNCHED

Source: U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage...

Progress requires change

Source: Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding A great step of progress in dairy cattle improvement was taken with the December 2018 genomic evaluations, which utilize...

Benchmarks for reproduction at the herd level

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Mark Carson EastGen Genetics, Guelph, ON Email: Mark.Carson@EastGen.ca Take Home Messages Reproductive performance has improved in herds larger than 150 cows in...

Predict future production using average daily gain

Source: Alta Genetics, Chrissy Meyer Genomic testing is a popular way to rank heifers as part of a strategic breeding plan. But it’s not the only...

Unsaturated fatty acids enhance early embryonic development in dairy cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Feeding unsaturated fatty acids has been shown to improve reproduction in dairy cows by decreasing pregnancy losses and increasing conception...

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...
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