Beef Cattle Selection
Use of DNA Information
Simple (single gene) Traits
The first made in Canada genomics tool for crossbred beef cattle! EnVigour HX™ combines parentage verification, genomic breed composition, and a simple Vigour Score (assessment of hybrid vigour) to develop a crossbreeding strategy optimized for your goals in your herd.
Learn more at: http://deltagenomics.com/services/envigour-hx/
Leptin is a hormone that regulates feed intake, energy expenditure and whole body energy balance. A SNP in the Leptin gene has been associated with several economically important traits including milk production, weaning weight, backfat, marbling, quality grade, yield grade, dry matter intake, and days on feed. There are 3 Leptin variants:
CC (lean) animals have less fat and therefore, are less economically favourable
CT animals are economically intermediate
TT (fat) animals have more fat and therefore, are more economically favourable
The Canadian Limousin Association does not offer Leptin testing through the Association, however, the laboratory that independently offers these tests is listed below:
Quantum Genetix (GenServe Laboratories Inc.) 101 - 110 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3
The Igenity Gold profile ranks cattle in 13 maternal, performance and carcass traits while the Igenity Silver profile ranks cattle in 6 maternal, performance and carcass traits.
The Canadian Limousin Association does not offer Igenity testing through the Association, however, the laboratory that independently offers these tests is listed below:
Delta Genomics Suite 4244 TEC Centre, 10230 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6