NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has awarded C$1.1 million (US$1 million) in new funding to support cattle genomics research projects in Ontario aimed at making the province's beef industry more efficient and competitive.

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux said yesterday that the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invested up to C$827,050 to support a producer cooperative called Beef Improvement Opportunities and up to C$264,110 to support the Ontario Cattlemen's Association.

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