Canola As A Forage Crop

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives When cattle producers are faced with forage shortages they must explore atypical feed options. Surprisingly, canola can make nutritious...

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...

Wintering – cows and bulls

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Management objective: To maintain the breeding herd in good productive condition, as economically as possible. Points to Remember Both critical and...

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...

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...

Lead poisoning in cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Lead is the most common cause of cattle poisoning in Alberta. Hundreds of animals in the province die each year...

Exploring potential benefits of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic use in cattle

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic technologies for targeted applications in food safety and ruminant productivity Researchers: D. Wade Abbott, Ph.D....

New feed testing tools

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca When you don’t know the quality of feed on an operation, maintaining animal health and welfare can become significantly more...

Mycotoxins 101

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council For beef producers, mycotoxins are often a hidden problem. They are invisible, colourless and odourless. They are difficult to detect and...

Nutrients for Cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The use of adequate, well balanced diets can maximize profits – or minimize losses – in a feeding program. An...