Beef cow rations and winter feeding guidelines

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and...

Winter feeding cost comparison – hay vs. alternative feeds

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Fall has arrived and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. Feed prices have dropped significantly from their June highs,...

Utilizing high nitrate feeds safely

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Avoid feeding high nitrate feeds to sick, hungry, pregnant or lactating animals. These animals have a lower tolerance...

Supplementing pasture with alternate grazing

Source: Government of Saskatchewan The first problem producers usually face in a dry year is lack of pasture. If there is some grass, grazing time...

The Cost Benefit Of Using Vaccines: BVD

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and...

Dealing with feed shortages on your beef farm

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Dry weather during summer or spring can lead to possible feed shortages. The following decision making...

Feeding animals with health problems

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Animals with health issues need special care and treatment, and feeding them the right materials can be the key to bringing...

What’s in that feed pile? Why test feed and balance rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine...

Feed testing and ration design

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Livestock's nutrient requirements vary with age, size and level of production and reproduction. Nutrient use is most efficient when the nutrient...

Basic beef cattle nutrition

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Tom Hamilton - Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction The proper nutrition of beef cattle is a...
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