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.
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.
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CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION - DELTA GENOMICS SNP PROJECT 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
The growth of genomics has led to the emergence of SNP based DNA testing that is used to identify markers for common traits and parentage in livestock.
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