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

May 23. B.C. Cattlemen’s Association AGM and convention. Williams Lake, BC
June 3. Canadian Meat Council annual conference. Niagara, ON
June 7-9. World Pork Expo. Des Moines, USA
June 9-11. Saskatchewan Stockgrowers’ Association annual convention. Moose Jaw, SK
June 10-12. Alberta Beef Producers Semi-annual General Meeting. Edmonton, AB (details to come)
June 18. (Free) LFCE Summer Field Day for Producers. Blucher, SK
June 19-21. Canada’s Farm Progress Show. Regina, SK

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

  • Wind, rain and cows

    Robert Mukiibi is finishing up his PhD in bovine quantitative and functional genomics related to feed efficiency. He’s been with Gentec for nearly four years. During that time, he has …Read More »
  • 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 »