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Angus associations share data on foot scores

Angus associations share data on foot scores

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus Association is teaming up with Angus Australia and the American Angus Association to combine foot score phenotypes from all three databases. Following promising results from research conducted by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), the first updated foot score EPDs — including phenotypes from all three databases — was published November 27. “Using all […] Read more

The permit delays affect both beef and dairy genetics.

Canadian livestock genetics exporters face delays in export permit renewal to China

Diplomatic channels being explored to help resolve the issue

Canadian livestock genetics exporters are waiting to see whether China’s delays in renewing export licences are another casualty of political conflict between the two countries. China has yet to renew export licences for Alta Genetics and Semex, which expired in late 2018. The Canadian genetics exporters deal in dairy and beef genetics. Both companies have […] Read more


Rafael Ramírez González judges the President’s Classic Show during Canadian Western Agribition in 2018.

Mexican beef producer finds top genetics in Canada

Producers in Mexico appreciate high quality of Canadian cattle herds

Canadian beef producers frequently brave winter weather to attend bull sales and cattle shows. In the stalls and by the sales rings, breeders learn about each other’s operations in the hopes of starting partnerships, finding new genetics and sending their best into other herds. A western Canadian ranch or cattle show is also the perfect […] Read more

Genetic editing and cattle

Genetic editing and cattle

Research on the Record with Reynold Bergen

The new year brings some new requirements under Canada’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle. Effective January 1, 2016, Canadian beef producers are required to use pain control, in consultation with your veterinarian, to mitigate pain associated with dehorning calves after horn bud attachment (two to three months of age) […] Read more