Past Projects

Project Title Research Lead Completion Year
Animal Health and Welfare
Evaluation of Parasite Control Programs for Beef Cow-Calf Operations Dr. Jessica Gordon
University of Guelph
2015
Impact of Stress on Tenderness in Red Branded Carcasses Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2015
Stimulating innate immune Reponses to prevent pneumonia in beef cattle Dr. Jeff Caswell
University of Guelph
2015
Evaluation of Alternative Selenium Supplementation Strategies for Cattle on Ontario Pastures Christoph Wand
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
2012
Exhaled breath condensate for the diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease Dr. Joanne Hewson
University of Guelph
2012
Johne's Beef Cattle Awareness Program Dr. Ann Godkin
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
2012
Mycoplasma bovis pneumonia and arthritis in feedlot cattle Dr. Ken Bateman
University of Guelph
2011
Influence of a rubber-topped feedlot slat on animal performance, welfare, and economic returns Christoph Wand
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
2010
Use of antimicrobial peptides as adjuvants for vaccines against Mycoplasma bovis Dr. Jose Perez-Casal
University of Saskatchewan
2010
Does BRD treatment strategy influence CPPS expression? Dr. Steve Hendrick, Dr. Ken Bateman
University of Saskatchewan, University of Guelph
2009
Modulation of Fc gamma receptor II (CD32) expression of B lymphocytes to enhance antibody responses of young calves Dr. Patricia Shewen
University of Guelph
2009
CpG DNA-based, needle-free, vaccination methods against bovine viral diarrhoea virus in newborn calves Dr. Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk
University of Saskatchewan
2007
Development of an edible (needle-free) plant-based vaccine for bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis Dr. Patricia Shewen
University of Guelph
2007
Improving the innate resistance of beef cattle to bacterial pneumonia Dr. Jeff Caswell
University of Guelph
2007
Investigation of immunomodulatory properties of recombinant bovine complement component C3d Dr. Patricia Shewen
University of Guelph
2005
Engineered Bovine Adenovirus-3 for Oral Vaccination of Calves Dr. Suresh Tikoo
University of Saskatchewan
2004
Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Stress and Disease Susceptibility Dr. Philip Gribel
University of Saskatchewan
2004
Incorporation of Complement C3d into Immune Stimulating Complexes as a Dual Adjuvant System for Early Calfhood Vaccination Dr. Doug Hodgins
University of Guelph
2004
Economic Research
Comparative Analysis of Beef Traceability Capabilities and Practices in Australia and Ontario Value Chain Management International
Guelph, ON
2015
A Comparison of Cattle Health, Cost of Production and Carcass Characteristics of "Natural" and Conventionally Produced Beef Paul and Robert Bechtel
Advanced Agricultural Testing Inc.
2015
Australia's Traceability System - Case Study Value Chain Management International
Guelph, ON
2014
Blade Farming’s Revolutionary Beef and Veal Production System Value Chain Management International
Guelph, ON
2014
Demonstration of how management factors and DNA prediction tools can contribute to meat quality VG Meats 2012
Getting under the hide for marketing decisions that maximize profitability Mike McMorris
Beef Improvement Opportunities
2012
Developing Key Performance Indicators for the Beef Sector Dr. Maury Bredahl
University of Guelph
2010
Developing the Means to Use New Data to Help Ontario Beef Farmers Compete Mike McMorris
Beef Improvement Opportunities
2010
Ontario Carcass Improvement Project Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2010
Beef Industry Impact on the Ontario Economy Dr. Maury Bredahl
University of Guelph
2005
The effects of nutritional treatment, breed and postmortem ageing on growth performance, meat quality and the expression of proteolytic enzymes including the matrix metalloproteinases Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2005
Use of Glycolytic inhibitors to Improve beef tenderness Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2005
Environment and Sustainability
Effects of Winter Grazing on Performance of Gestating Beef Cows in Northern Ontario Dr. Ira Mandell and Dr. Carol Lafreniere
University of Guelph and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
2016
Survival of pathogens during storage of livestock manure Anne Huber
Soil Resource Group
2007
The Relationship between Drinking Water Quality and Animal Performance on Ontario Beef Farms Dr. Vern Osbourne
University of Guelph
2005
Feed Grains and Feed Efficiency
Enhanced bull evaluation: desirable reproductive capacity and improved feed efficiency Dr. John Cant
University of Guelph
2016
Liver tissue measures for indirect assessment of feed efficiency in beef cattle Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2013
Building a beef cattle information resource to validate developed DNA technologies Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2012
Evaluation of the selection of beef cattle with distinct feed efficiency on minerals utilization Dr. James France
University of Guelph
2012
Improving Feed Efficiency in Beef Cows Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2012
Sequencing inophores in the feedlot: effects on performance Robert Bechtel
Advanced Agricultural Testing
2012
The impact of nutrition and RFI on tissue and molecular characterization of maintenance energy costs Dr. Kendall Swanson
University of Guelph
2012
The Impact of RFI Classification & Management Regimen on Feedlot Growth Performance, Carcass Traits Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2012
DNA panel development to predict genetic differences for feed efficiency and beef tenderness Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2011
Influence of feeding increasing levels of wet or dry corn distillers grains plus solubles Dr. Kendall Swanson
University of Guelph
2011
Development of Feeding Strategies to Lower Cost of Production for finishing cattle Dr. Kendall Swanson
University of Guelph
2010
Validation of a Genetic Marker for Beef Tenderness Dr. Steve Miller
University of Guelph
2005
Physiological Mechanisms Regulating the Nutritional Control of Feed Utilization and Efficiency in Feedlot Cattle Dr. Kendall Swanson
University of Guelph
2004
Forage and Grassland Productivity
Determining the nutritional value of alternative forage crops for beef production in Ontario Dr. Bill Deen
University of Guelph
2015
Improving utilization of forages by yearling beef cattle in Northern Ontario Dr. Ira Mandell and Dr. Carol Lafreniere
University of Guelph and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
2015
Rotational grazing impact on increasing pasture yields on Ontario Community Pastures Jack Kyle
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
2015
Effects of Method of Forage Finishing and Cattle Breed Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2012
Market Research
Tenderness Audit of Beef Available in Ontario Grocery Stores Dr. Ira Mandell
University of Guelph
2012
Market power in the Canadian red meat packing industry Andrea Brocklebank
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
2005

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