Funding for this research was provided by:
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (2013R029R)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Discovery)
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (Graduate student scholarship)
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (2018F095R)
Received: 9 December 2018
Accepted: 19 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The current study received research ethics approval from the Livestock Care Committee of the University of Alberta (protocol no. AUP00000882) according to the guideline of the Canadian Council on Animal Care [CitationRef removed].
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.