Cattle researchers map feed-efficiency genes
“This is laying the groundwork for us to use these genes when doing genomic selection for feed-efficient animals in cattle breeding programs,” says Sun, who was part of a team led by Dr. Le Luo Guan, a ruminant biologist and microbiologist at the University of Alberta.
Tips for building a successful breeding program with A.I.
Artificial insemination is not a new technology for those in the cattle business. In fact, the first dairy cows in the United States were bred via A.I. in the 1930s, and advancements in the genetic technology have been made every decade since then
Livestock shows are a large part of agriculture history
Zanesville Times Recorder
With the North American Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, now over the 2019 show season is winding down. Those 4-H’ers who show at county fairs will be looking through stock on their family farm or attending sales to select an animal for next year’s project.