RDAR Makes Major Investment in CBIN Genetics Data Platform to Improve Efficiency and Profitability of Cattle Producers. RDAR has invested $640,000 in a collaborative research project with the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) to springboard the development of a unified, standardized, and producer-accessible beef cattle genetics data platform.
“Genetic data is essential to ensuring Alberta beef continues to be known worldwide for being the best. This project is a prime example of the innovation Alberta is known for, with industry groups working together to find new opportunities and new markets for their producers. I’m interested in seeing how this project benefits our ranchers and the province as a whole.”
Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
“Data-driven genetic decisions and adoption of innovative genetic technologies will benefit all segments of the Canadian beef production chain from conception right through to consumption. Genetics has the potential to create benefits across the board, in the areas including, but not limited to, production efficiencies, environmental sustainability, animal health and welfare, food security and food product outcomes.”
David Sibbald, President, Canadian Beef Breeds Council & Chair, Canadian Beef Improvement Network
“Alberta produces some of the best beef in the world. To help our industry expand markets and compete globally, there needs to be an improvement in producers’ genetic literacy and the use of genomics within our beef industry. By understanding and sharing the linkages of beef genetic data, along with other production metrics, we will see increased profitability and competitiveness in our industry.”
Clinton Dobson, RDAR Director of Research
Learn more about this research project here: Translating the Value of Genetic Resources and Technology Within the Canadian Beef Industry