Minimizing heat stress in beef cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Soaring summer temperatures not only affect humans, but cattle as well. Heat stress is hard on livestock, especially in combination...

Different approaches/same goal for winter management of heifers

Beef producers like Darren Bevans in Alberta, Tyler Fulton in Manitoba and Murray Shaw in southwest Ontario know that replacement and first calf heifers...

How quickly do water systems pay for themselves? New calculator available

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Allowing cattle access to clean water can improve herd health, as well as  increase weight gain and backfat. A 2005...

Heat stress in beef cattle

Source: Iowa State University, Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Beef Extension Veterinarian As temperatures heat up during the summer cattle producers need to assess the heat stress that...

Do Water Quality and Trace minerals affect cattle immune systems?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Effects of Exposure to Oil Field Emissions on Immune System Health in Beef Cattle Researchers: Mark Wickstrom mark.wickstrom@usask.ca Dan Becthtel, Cheryl...

Potassium and tetany ratios

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Potassium (K) levels in some forages, e.g. cereals and legumes are on the rise.  They are often over 2%...

Feeding legumes to cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by...

Spoiled Feeds, Molds, Mycotoxins and Animal Health

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Storing feed for livestock is essential in climates like Manitoba where a winter environment may make up half the...

Prevention of pasture bloat in cattle grazing alfalfa

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex,...

Effects of nutrition on beef cow reproduction

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The nutritional quality of feeds and forage can have a tremendous influence on the reproductive performance of cattle. Although reproductive...
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