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

January 7. Beef Day. Ontario (live streamed throughout Canada)
January 15. BCRC series: Veterinary insights from across Canada. WEBINAR
January 16-17. Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. Regina, SK
January 17-19 & 24-26. Holistic Management Course with Kelly Sidoryk. High Prairie, AB
March 5 – 8, 2019, Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, Knowledge is Power, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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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