Efficiently feeding beef cows round bales

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Do you know how much your cows are eating? Science tells us that a 1300 lb. dry pregnant cow...

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,...

Best practices for feeding cattle in the winter

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Proper nutrition during the winter months is crucial for all livestock, including beef cattle.  It’s estimated that winter feed makes...

Valuing energy and protein in your livestock feeds

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Should I purchase feed for my livestock based on protein content or energy content? Depending on the type of animal you...

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....

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...

Canada Approves Phibro Solution for Beef Cattle

V-Max™ (Virginiamycin) medicated feed additive has received regulatory approval by the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), Health Canada for use in beef cattle. V-Max is...

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....

Cattle and cold temperatures

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The recent cold snap across the province has been a concern for humans and livestock. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage...

Cryptosporidium: Could It Be In Your Water?

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Ron Fleming - P. Eng.,Ridgetown College/University of Guelph; OMAFRA Staff What Is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium (krip-toe-spor-id-ee-um) is a...