Moving to a Higher Grain Diet?

With the recent push towards lighter carcasses, more marbling and earlier slaughter, the role of high grain-corn diets has been reinforced. In some cases...

Leading-edge tools help producers win the battle with mycotoxins

A sharp rise in attention to feed quality threats such as mycotoxins has put the Midwest U.S. and other key livestock production regions on...

Nutrient Testing

Introduction There are many factors that determine if, and how much of, an individual ingredient to include in a livestock ration. Such factors include: the...

Zoetis works to assure a safe, sustainable global food supply from healthy Beef Cattle

Throughout the world, there are few certainties for beef producers. One of them is the reliability, safety and effectiveness of Zoetis livestock products. The...

Body condition scoring

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Body condition scoring is a management tool designed to assess body reserves or fat accumulation of an animal. It is a...

The Importance of Trace Minerals

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Optimizing calving outcomes in cow-calf herds through more effective management of micronutrient supplementation programs.” Project No.: ANH.10.14 Lead ResearcherS: Dr. Cheryl Waldner (Western...

CFIA approves Kemin’s chromium propionate use in Canada

Source: Kemin Industries news release Kemin Industries, a global leader in developing feed ingredients for animal nutrition and health, today announced the approval for use...

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...

IMPROVED BVD VACCINE

Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: 0007-113 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Sylvia Van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk Background: Bovine viral diarrhea...

Minerals for beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minerals are essential for proper bodily functions. Problems may arise when the feeds do not supply enough to...