Managing cow herds during drought

Source: University of Nebraska Anytime drought occurs, times are difficult for livestock producers. However, avoid management practices that would lead to "panic", mass selling of...

Fear of bloat costs more money than actual cases of bloat do

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca High protein forage can increase rates of gain, benefit soil Editor’s note: The following is part 1 of a two-part series....

Beef: Turn corn stover to low cost pasture

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Corn stover can provide a low cost feed source for mid-gestation beef cows. The energy in...

Water requirements of livestock

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact SHeet Written by: Daniel Ward - Engineer, Poultry and Other Livestock - Housing and Equipment/OMAFRA;...

Diagnostic Overview: Bovine Trichomoniasis

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Trichomoniasis is still confirmed in bulls from some farms in Alberta. Infected bulls are often the main source of...

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...

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%...

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...

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...

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...
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