March 2022

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Gentec highlights

"At the Grill" by William Torres: Ride for the brand

This month’s At The Grill feature by William Torres (former Research Manager at Cattleland Feedyards and popular presenter at Gentec conferences) focuses on how loyalty to a genetics brand can help producers get ahead thanks to buy-back programs. Read more here.

Putting innovation in producers’ hands

Results-Driven Agriculture Research’s (RDAR) is a producer-led driver of results-driven research, with a laser-like focus on specific projects that have an imminent benefit to producers. Read more here on how that connects to Gentec.

Jobs with Gentec

Considering a career in AgTech? Gentec has exciting job opportunities right now for grad students, research assistants, a post-doc and a knowledge translator (extension). Gentec grads have found jobs all over the world in industry, academia and government. Check out what's available, and join the Gentec team!

Jobs with partners

  • Summer research student. Feedlot Health Management Services (Okotoks, AB)
  • Genetic technician. Genesus (St. Andrews, MB). For more information, contact Bob Kemp.
  • Geneticist. Genesus (flexible US/Canada). For more information, contact Bob Kemp.
We're happy to include job openings at partners in this space. Contact us here.

Congratulations to Dr. Brenda Ralston

Dr. Ralson, a Gentec academic collaborator, was awarded the 2022 Award of Distinction from Alberta Farm Animal Care at the 2002 Livestock Care Conference.  This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of livestock welfare through  leadership, innovation or communication. Read more about Dr. Ralston’s incredible work in pain control and pathogen mitigation in livestock here.  Congratulations on your well-deserved award,  Brenda!

Our favourite BeefTech highlights


April 5. Navigating the Unexpected – Emergency Management 101
April 14. Exploring Proactive Disease Management Tactics and Tools
April 19. ABIC Speaker Series featuring Sylvia Wulf, AquaBounty Technologies
April 26. Agritech building food's future
May 10-12. 2022 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada, Saskatoon, SK
May 12. Saskatchewan Livestock Expo. Swift Current, SK
May 14. International Grassland Congress. Selkirk, MB
May 25-27. 2nd annual BioNet Conference. Calgary, AB
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