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  • Katie Wood at Elora Beef Research Station

    Does how a cow is fed during pregnancy impact the life-long performance of her calf?

    Ontario Beef, August 2019: Work is underway at the University of Guelph to see whether the nutritional treatment of cows during the third trimester of pregnancy has any kind of impact on their calves. Researchers will follow the calves throughout their lives right until processing to assess their health, growth, and other production parameters.

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  • New beef barn under construction at University of Guelph research farm in Elora ON

    Behind the barn doors: What Guelph’s new beef research facilities will offer

    Ontario Beef, May 2019: Construction on the new beef facilities at the University of Guelph’s research farm near Elora is in full swing. They’re part of the institution’s vision to become a leader in beef cattle research in Eastern Canada – and globally – that has also included numerous new staff hires in recent years.

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  • Study finds resistance to de-wormers in Ontario beef cattle

    Ontario Beef, May 2019: Gastrointestinal nematodes, also known as roundworms, are common in beef cattle, mostly spread orally on pasture. In small ruminants like sheep and goats, anthelmintic resistance – resistance to deworming products – is a significant problem, and University of Guelph researchers suspected this might also be a problem in Ontario beef herds.

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  • Identifying genetic markers that influence beef cattle reproduction and fertility

    Ontario Beef, February 2019: Prof. Angela Cánovas of the University of Guelph is leading a research team that has developed new software that has identified areas of the cattle genome that influence reproductive success and failure. This work is now being validated in both beef and dairy herds of various breeds, including collaboration with the American Angus Association.

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