Improving Feed Efficiency in Seedstock Through Genomics

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  • John Crowley, Ph.D. – Alberta Innovates Industry R&D Associate with Livestock Gentec and Beefbooster Inc. and Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta
  • Reynold Bergen, Ph.D., BCRC’s Science Director
  • Tracy Sakatch, BCRC’s Beef Extension Coordinator

Video Guide

00:00 – 02:45: Welcoming Comments
02:45 – 03:31: Agenda
03:31 – 09:14: Investments in Beef Research in Canada
09:14 – 12:25: Background and Benefits of Improved Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle
12:25 – 36:50: Genomics 101
36:50 – 1:06:41: Genomics and Feed Efficiency
1:06:41 – 1:10:07: Polling the Audience
1:10:07 – 1:24:00: Questions from the Audience
1:24:00 – 1:26:11: How to Stay Connected with BCRC and Closing Comments

More information about improving feed efficiency in seedstock

Genetic Improvements in Feed Efficiency
Includes background information, summaries on relationships between feed efficiency and other important production traits, and a short video.

Genomics 101

Residual feed intake trait has value for cow-calf producers
Genome Alberta

Residual Feed Intake as a Selection Tool
Utah State University

GrowSafe Test Stations in Canada

Livestock Gentec 5th Annual Conference
August 12-14th, Edmonton, AB

News Coverage

Researchers talk feed efficiency and beef genomics
Genome Alberta Livestock Blog

Radio Interview with Tracy Sakatch (4 minutes)
Golden West Radio

Thoroughly enjoyed doing my first webinar! Some great questions and tweets throughout, was very comfy not wearing trousers #cdnag #beef— John Crowley (@Gentec_John) May 2, 2014