June 2022

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Our favourite Gentec highlights

At the Grill with William Torres: Why fake meat is failing to deliver

This month’s At The Grill feature by William Torres (former Research Manager at Cattleland Feedyards and popular presenter at Gentec conferences) teaches us why we’ll never have the same relationship with meat alternatives as we do with the real stuff. Read more here.

If you could gene-edit any trait...?

When asked this question at her PhD defence, Kajal Devani was not satisfied with the on-the-spot answer she gave. Now, as  Science and Technology Director at the Canadian Angus Association, she tells us how she would have replied, with the benefit of hindsight. Read what she has to say here.

Beef Improvement Federation Symposium 2022 yields food for thought

Kajal Devani, Director of Science and Technology at the Canadian Angus Association attended BIF. She summarized two thought-provoking discussions for Gentec. Read more on those discussions here.

Gentec participates in genomics research to benefit Alberta producers and consumers

RDAR, Genome Alberta, the Government of Canada and Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development are co-funding 14 ag genomics projects with a total investment of $12.1 million. Gentec is participating on 5 of those projects, with a total investment of over $6.7 million. See the announcement and list of all the projects here.

Kinsella makes the big leagues

If you look closely at the cover of the June 2002 edition of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, you might just recognize that it's our very own Kinsella Research Ranch, photographed by Gentec collaborator Carolyn Fitzsimmons, who is an author on the associated article, First-service pregnancy rate among beef heifers with different residual feed intake.

Our favourite agtech highlights


July 3-8. World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 5-6. Alberta Range Stewardship Course. Spring Coulee, AB
July 8-17. The Cattle Trail. Calgary, AB
July 13-14. North American Manure Expo. Chambersburg, PA
July 18-20. Regenerative Farming & Ranching  Redwood Falls, MN
July 19-21. Ag in Motion. Langham, SK
July 20-24. Westerner Days Fair and Exposition. Red Deer, AB
July 20. Kinsella Field Day. Kinsella, AB **
August 4. Saskatchewan Pasture Tour. St Brieux, SK
August 8. Field Day at the Research Farm. Fairview, AB
August 9-10. AgSmart. Olds, AB **
August 10-11. SW Saskatchewan Angus Tour. SK
August 16. Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency Annual General Meeting
August 16-18. Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Penticton, BC **

** Gentec booth. Come visit!
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