Welcome to Livestock Gentec
Livestock Gentec is an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions centre based at the University of Alberta. It was created to continue the world-class genomics research of the Alberta Bovine Genomics Program and bring the commercial benefits of genomics to the Canadian livestock industry.
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Educational Materials Introduce the Farmers of Tomorrow to the
Power of Genomics
Advances in the study and application of genomics are a major platform for innovation across the meat and livestock industry. In partnership with the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency(ALMA), Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta (U of A) and its partners are creating educational opportunities for industry’s newest young leaders.Read More.
Video of the month
A number of members of the Livestock Gentec team recently attended ALMA's Future Fare in Red Deer which included John Basarab presenting the latest updates from the Phenomic Gap Initiative. Monday evening featured an array of posters highlighting some of the groundbreaking work being supported by ALMA followed by a day of networking and innovative ideas.
In the cattle industry, you're only as good as your best bull. While that may be the case, staying focused on your genetic breadwinner isn't easy when you're staring at a field full of cattle. View pdf
SNP Technology Lowers Cost, Increases Efficiency for Sire Parentage Verification
Delta Genomics Centre (Delta) is an Edmonton based not-for-profit company that supplies DNA genomics services and technology to the livestock industry. Delta’s Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) panels are already used by the beef industry to identify traits like feed efficiency, tenderness and genetic defects. However, SNP’s can also be used to do sire parentage verification. Knowledge of which sire contributes to the growth and performance of the calves greatly increases the rate of genetic improvement. Read More
Getting in the kNOw in GeNOmics!
We wanted to share this video that we have put together in a project to educate youth and the public on what we do here at Livestock Gentec and Delta Genomics.This video is another testament to the teamwork at Livestock Gentec. We hope you are able to enjoy the beautiful summer.
Graham and Tom"