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Measuring Hybrid Vigour is the first step in managing Hybrid Vigour

This article from Canadian Cattlemen Magazine highlights some of the benefits of managing breed composition and hybrid vigour with EnVigour HX™ and explains how the benefits of hybrid vigour are related to environmental sustainability.

 

Genomic Testing Now Available for Commercial Cattle

This article from Alberta Farmer explains how EnVigour HX™ is the first made in Canada genomic tool for crossbred cattle. By measuring breed composition and hybrid vigour in crossbred cattle, producers can now take a more active approach to managing their crossbreeding program.

 

Hybrid Advantage is Your Advantage - Canadian Cattlemen Magazine

Check out this article from Canadian Cattlemen Magazine (October 11, 2017) about how genomics can now help manage hybrid vigour in crossbred cattle.

 

Delta Genomics Hosts EnVigour HX™ Information Sessions

Interested in what genomics can do for crossbred cattle? Want to understand the breed composition of your herd? Looking to manage hybrid vigour, but find it too hard to measure?

Join Delta Genomics for an evening to learn how EnVigour HX™ can help manage crossbred cattle. Six information sessions will be put on around Alberta. Click here to find the session closest to you.

 

Delta Genomics Wins Agriculture Category in Canada150 Video Contest

Canada's 150th Birthday was marked by a celebration of Canada's People, Places, and Ways through a video submission contest. Delta Genomics took top prize in the Agriculture category.

To view Delta's video, please click here.

 

Delta's New Service Brings $$ Value to Producers

Sometimes, it’s the simple solutions that provide the most value.

To read the complete story, please click here.

 

The ABC's of DNA Spell Success for Genome Project

The daunting task of genotyping all 7200 animals in the project falls to Delta Genomics. In her capacity as CEO and formerly Director of Operations with the company, Michelle Miller knows the steps well.

To read the complete story from Genome Alberta, please click here.

 

New genomic services for Canadian niche breeds

October 2015 - "The Delta Genomics Centre is now providing services through the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC)."

To read the complete news release from CLRC, please click here.

 

Sugar, Sugar

April 1, 2015 - “To fully understand any biological process, whether in health or disease, we need to understand the role that sugars play. That’s glycomics. We’ve known for decades that you get a good immune response from vaccines that contain sugars attached to proteins or lipids, known as glycoconjugates. It’s just never been tried in livestock before because generating uniform glycoconjugates was too expensive.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Made-in-Alberta Livestock DNA Analysis

February 16, 2015 - "One of the services the new, fee-for-service, non-profit organization provides, is the genetic analysis of livestock hair. I had the opportunity to hear all about it when I called Delta Genomics last week, and Michael Lowings answered. He explained the entire process, starting with the inventory of every hair sample received."

From Genome Alberta Livestock Blog. To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Start heifer selection when calves hit the ground

February 12, 2015 - "The Edmonton-based, Delta Genomics, Igenity’s Canadian testing partner, is working to identify superior replacement heifers from DNA. They use fertility, longevity and feed efficiency markers as guides to maternal functions. It’s still early in their verification process, but they can give a score of 1 to 10 for each of those traits that allows you to rank animals in your herd."

From Canadian Cattlemen Magazine. To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics: Building on our Strengths in the Livestock Industry

December 2014 - The livestock genomics industry in western Canada just became stronger, through the recent spin-out of the Delta Genomics Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, from the University of Alberta’s business incubation program.

From Western Economic Diversification's ACCESS WEST. To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics Centre Spin-Out from the University of Alberta Business Incubation Program

December 1, 2014 - Delta Genomics Centre is a "made in Alberta" innovation, research, and industry success story. Since 2010, it has received support from federal, provincial, and municipal governments, research organizations, and the livestock industry.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Livestock genomics firm pleased to be on its own

November 20, 2014 - “This is a recognition of the (Western Economic Development) funding and its success, and we’re completely independent now and self-sustaining,” said Colin Coros, chief executive officer of Delta Genomics.

From The Western Producer. To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics now a full-fledged not-for-profit genomic testing service

November 19, 2014 - It’s all very well to frame genomics – the science that combines genetic information with functional trait information – just as a crucial Canadian agriculture business tool but there’s higher motive at work here.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

DNA lab for livestock takes major step

November 18, 2014 - The commercialization arm of ALES’ genomics program took its final step in its quest to become a full-fledged, independent company.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Edmonton DNA lab lets ranchers take a look under the hide

November 14, 2014 - The tufts of hair that ranchers pull from their livestock and send to Edmonton-based Delta Genomics could be key to helping feed a hungry planet.

From The Edmonton Journal. To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics Centre Spin-Out from the University of Alberta Business Incubation Program

November 13, 2014 - Delta Genomics Centre, a full-service DNA facility specializing in livestock has officially spun-out of the University of Alberta’s business incubation program to become a fee-for-service non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the livestock industry.

To read the complete news release, please click here.

 

Canadian Simmental Association: Important Announcement for Lab Services

September 9, 2014 - In an effort to streamline current DNA testing and expand services to our membership, the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) has entered into an agreement with Delta Genomics Laboratories to provide DNA testing services.

To read the complete announcement, please click here.

 

Canadian Angus Association: Lab Transition to Delta Genomics

September 5, 2014 - Effective immediately, the Canadian Angus Association is transitioning to Delta Genomics in Edmonton, Alberta, for SNP parentage verification testing.

To read the complete announcement, please click here.

 

GeneSeek’s advanced commercial cattle genomic tools now available through Delta Genomics

August 1, 2014 - GeneSeek, a world leader in agri-genomics, and Edmonton-based Delta Genomics have expanded their partnership to provide Canadian commercial cattle producers with easier access to advanced genomic tests already available in the United States.

To read the complete News Release, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics Centre - Time to Fly

April 1, 2014 - Delta Genomics Centre shared the celebration of its “spin-out” from its initial operations grant along with its share of a milestone in the Genome Canada-funded project, “Canadian Cattle Genome Project” (CCGP) on April 01, 2014. Delta completed the sequencing of 382 bulls and genotyping of over 10,000 cattle as its contribution to the project, leaving the remaining analysis to be completed in the next year.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Delta Genomics and the Magic Spine

March 27, 2014 - Author Arthur C. Clarke said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” At Delta Genomics we don’t believe that what we do is magic but too often, we get the feeling that others do...

To read the complete article, please click here.


Educational Materials Introduce the Farmers of Tomorrow to the Power of Genomics

July 2013 - Advances in the study and application of genomics are a major platform for innovation across the meat and livestock industry.

To read the complete article and view the video 'Getting in the kNOw in GeNOmics', please click here.

 

SNP Technology Lowers Cost, Increases Efficiency for Sire Parentage Verification

June 2013 - Delta Genomics Centre (Delta) is an Edmonton based not-for-profit company that supplies DNA genomics services and technology to the livestock industry. Delta's Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) panels are already used by the beef industry to identify traits like feed efficiency, tenderness and genetic defects.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Harper Government Invests in new Technology to Support Cattle Industry

January 10, 2013 - The investment of more than $575,000 will help Delta Genomics Centre accelerate the adoption of new genetic profiling tools that are more accurate, less costly and less time-consuming than traditional DNA tools.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Project: Transform Alberta - How Alberta's Farmers, Entrepreneurs and Innovators Can Help Feed the World

October 31, 2011 - On October 31, 2011, the global population reached seven billion. It’s predicted to grow by another two billion by 2050. At this rate, we’ll have to grow and raise more food in the next 50 years than we’ve produced cumulatively over the past 10,000.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Alberta cattlemen dive into DNA pool with research from startup company

October 29, 2011 - DNA research is helping medical scientists cure diseases in humans, and now that same technology can help ranchers and farmers breed cows that give more milk, or cattle that produce the most tender meat.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 

Federal Investment Supports Commercialization of Livestock Genomics Technology

March 16, 2011 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, today announced an investment of $3,539,000 towards the establishment of a service laboratory in Edmonton to provide genomics technologies to the livestock breeding and production sectors across Canada.

To read the complete article, please click here.

 


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