SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS AND FEEDING EFFICIENCY IN CATTLE

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  • University of Alberta
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Joanna Preston
Associate Director, Technology Management (Health Sciences)
(780) 492-7120
[email protected]

Abstract

Methods of identifying cattle having increased feed efficiency using a small panel of single nucleotide polymorphisms is provided. The method provides for using a thousand or less of such SNPs and includes using a panel of 250 or fewer SNPs. The method if useful with various cattle breeds including crossbred cattle. Provided are SNPs that are useful as markers with various traits associated with feed efficiency in cattle. Kits and methods of use are provided.