Sire Progeny

Baby calf at Olds College

This project evaluates sire-progeny links, breeding plans and information management/record keeping in multi-sire breeding scenarios on commercial herds.

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Sire Progeny

Baby calf at Olds College

This project evaluates sire-progeny links, breeding plans and information management/record keeping in multi-sire breeding scenarios on commercial herds. Commercial herds in Alberta run multiple bulls with cows; knowing sire-progeny links (which sires are related to specific offspring) can help producers understand sires’ current and future contribution to productivity, profitability and sustainability — and track offspring data to make informed breeding decisions. Performance measurement and goal-focused breeding plans are essential to existing and new genetic technologies.

Funders/Partners: Blindman Beef and Bison, Canadian Agricultural Partnership, WCFA