Get ‘Em Bred and Keep ‘Em

Source: Select Sire, Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc. A.I. breeding problems can be classified into two fairly broad categories: fertilization failure and...

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...

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...

Breed Canadian and Benefit from International Exposure

Source: Canadian Dairy Network There are many advantages to genotyping heifers as part of an overall herd management program including improved decisions for selection and...

Feed restriction before calving negatively affects fertility in dairy cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, www.agriculture.alberta.ca/livestockresearch Negative energy balance post-calving leads to fertility problems in dairy cows During the transition from late pregnancy to lactation, most dairy...

Select Sires Releases “Impact Sires Of The Breed” Artwork

Select Sires unveiled a new "Impact Sires of the Breed" artwork to attendees of their National Sales Conference in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. The...

Sire selection vs. mating

Source: Alta, Chrissy Meyer “What is the true value of a mating program?” Many producers around the world have used a mating program within their herd...

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...

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...

Controlled Breeding Programs for Heifers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Kira Macmillan and Marcos G. Colazo Livestock Research Section, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. E-mail: marcos.colazo@gov.ab.ca Introduction Improving the reproductive efficiency of...
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