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.
Interested in learning how genomics could improve your herd's efficiency and profitability?
Check out our resources on selecting superior feeder cattle and replacement heifers
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Reducing methane in cow burps in the short term“Feeding cows seaweed may seem like a drop in the bucket compared to the overwhelming impact of global greenhouse gas emissions. Not so … The reality is that we are …Read More »
At the Grill with William Torres: Beef, creating memories ever since carnivores have been aroundThis month’s At The Grill feature by William Torres (storyteller, empathetic connector and resonate catalyst) talks about the best cuts for BBQ season and the pleasures that go with them. …Read More »
Introduction to the BIF 2023 Symposium on Precision Breeding: Technical breakouts, Olds College Program and conference tourThis year’s BIF symposium focuses on practical ways to make selection decisions (and genetic improvement in general) more precise and better tailored to your environment and market. The Symposium program …Read More »
At the Grill with William Torres: Fire! Fire!This month’s At The Grill feature by William Torres (storyteller, empathetic connector and resonate catalyst) talks about wildfire season and how cattle can be mitigating factors. Did you know that …Read More »
Part 1: GHGs and the beef industry. Solutions are comingBeef has been likened to coal for its production of greenhouse gases. That sound byte is neither accurate nor fair. For sure, there are challenges to overcome, and we’re working …Read More »
Gentec in the News
Genomics Increasingly Advancing Livestock DevelopmentMountain View Today interviewed Gentec’s John Basarab on the future of genomics in the beef breeding industry in Western Canada. Read the article here.Read More »
How to Keep Productive Females in the Herd LongerProgressive Pork interviewed Gentec’s Jenny Patterson on how gilt management can set up sow lifetime productivity. Read the article here.Read More »
Picking Replacement HeifersCanadian Cattlemen reviews project results from Gentec’s John Basarab and Cameron Olson on heifer feed efficiency and lifetime productivity. Read the article here.Read More »
Beef Sector Faces Genomic RoadblocksThe Western Producer interviewed Gentec’s John Basarab during the 2022 Livestock Roundup about the obstacles and opportunities for genomics in beef. Read the article here.Read More »
Gilt Development and a Determining Factor Behind Low Birth Weight PigsThe SwineIt podcast interviews Gentec’s Jenny Patterson on the key components of determining sow lifetime productivity and what recent research has shown for the interactions between sows and low birth …Read More »