The Use of Straw and Grain to Stretch Feed Supplies For Wintering Beef Cows

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The use of straw for feed is one alternative available to many producers. Good quality straw is...

IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF JOHNE’S DISEASE

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Applying recombinant technology to define the secretome of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis for the discovery of novel immunogens and diagnostic reagents” PROJECT...

Ration planning to stretch hay supplies for cows and feeder calves

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives This Information was prepared at the end of July and since then prices of grains have changed.  This...

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...

Factors affecting the risk of ticks and biting flies

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Biology of animal disease vectors – ticks and biting flies Researchers: Timothy J. Lysyk, Ph.D. lysykt@agr.gc.ca Background: Bluetongue is a viral disease of...

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...

Stockpiling to lengthen beef cow grazing season

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Cattle on pasture... picture it... warm temperatures, contented cows grazing lush green forage... and lots less...

Wintering livestock using alternate day feeding

Source: Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs There are a number of strategies employed by livestock producers to incorporate feeds of differing value...

Fusarium Head Blight and mycotoxins

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a fungal disease of small cereal grains including wheat, corn, barley, rye,...

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...
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