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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May 5. Health Issues in Mid to Late Fed Cattle

recorded. COVID-19 and the Canadian Agriculture and Food Sectors: Thoughts from the Pandemic Onset

DNA is the genetic code that determines how an organism grows, what it looks like, and how it performs in a specific environment. This webinar discusses how genomics can be used on both purebred and commercial operations. RECORDED

External parasites can reduce weight gains, cause losses in milk and meat production, produce general weakness, cause mange and severe dermatitis, and create sites for secondary invasion of disease organisms. This webinar  discusses methods on how to prevent and treat external parasites on cattle. RECORDED

Health Issues in Mid to Late Fed Cattle. May 5. Register here. LIVE


Our Social Events

December 18, 2019
Thanks to the LG Social Committee for organizing
our Christmas Party at Laser City.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

June 06, 2019
Thanks to the LG Social Committee for organizing a fun
"team-building" activity at lunch.
We all had a blast!








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