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

February 13-15. Cdn Agri-food Policy Conference. Ottawa, ON
February 21. Southwestern Ontario Dairy Symposium. Woodstock, ON
February 25. Western Poultry Conference. Red Deer, AB
March 5-8. Western Canadian Dairy Seminar. Red Deer, AB
March 11-12. Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. Calgary, AB
March 12-14. Alberta Beef Industry Conference. Red Deer, AB
March 21. Livestock Care Conference. Olds, AB
March 25. Cover crops. WEBINAR
March 26-17. London Swine Conference. Guelph, ON

Past Events

December 11, 2018
Thanks to the Gentec Social Committee for organizing a great party.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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

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Recent Articles

  • 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 »
  • Canada: A role model for sustainable beef production

    “Canada is ahead of the game when it comes to beef sustainability,” affirms Graeme Finn, a member of the Canadian delegation at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef held in …Read More »