Livestock Gentec is an Alberta Innovates Centre based at the University of Alberta. It was created in 2010 to bring the commercial benefits of genomics to the Canadian livestock industry.

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Upcoming Events

April 3-4. Beef Margin Management Seminar. Lethbridge, AB
April 6-7. Saskatchewan Beef Expo, Saskatoon, SK
April 24-27. National Holstein Convention. PEI
April 25. Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef semi-annual meeting. Winnipeg, MN
May 13. AIC Agri-food Innovation Summit. Ottawa, ON
May 15. Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada. Niagara, ON
May 23. B.C. Cattlemen’s Association AGM and convention. Williams Lake, BC

Past Events

March 13, 2019

Livestock Gentec sponsored the graduate student symposium. LG had three PhD students participate, where Seyed Ali Goldansaz gave an excellent oral presentation on Metabolomics and sheep mastitis, and Jiyuan Li and Xuechun Bai participated in a poster competition.  All students presented very well, and Xuechun Bai won in the poster competition as one forge top three posters!









August 14 - 16 London, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
2018 Poster Competition

Congratulations to our “Gentec” students for winning in the poster competition
3rd place Dawn Trautman (Livestock Gentec)
2nd place Kajal Devani (UCVM)
1st place Stephanie Lam (U of Guelph)

Field Day 2018

Livestock Gentec Conference 2017

Recent Articles

  • Is there a “beef” with Canada’s new Food Guide?

    The 2019 update of Canada’s Food Guide has been out for about a month. In that time, it has been both praised as better reflecting today’s lifestyles and sustainability issues, …Read More »
  • Taking the classroom into the barn

    Hands-on practice helps student learning stick The Ruminant Digestion, Metabolism and Nutrition course at UAlberta benefits from hands-on industry participation ANSC461/AFNS561 is a “must-have” course for any student wanting to …Read More »
  • Globetrotter

    One woman’s search for a research home From the Middle East to Europe and North America, Marzieh Heidaritabar talks to Gentec about the meaning behind international science. Already, as a …Read More »
  • Beef and Wetlands: It’s a win-win

    Beef producers and Ducks Unlimited Canada find common ground to improve sustainability Kristine Tapley has an unusual job title for an employee of Ducks Unlimited Canada, an organization traditionally known …Read More »
  • Food Risks and GM food

    Ellen Goddard Recently, (November 2018), the PEW Research Centre produced a report (Public Perspectives on Food Risks), which identified gender differences in public perspectives. We were curious about that aspect …Read More »