Body condition scoring

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the care and handling of Beef Cattle – Appendix A Body condition scoring (BCS) 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...

Straw as an alternative roughage source for wintering beef cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives When hay supplies are low, differing options for wintering the cow herd have to be considered. Straw can be...

Managing sulfur in beef cattle feed and water

Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Recognize the reported S content of distillers grains and the potential variability with it Account for both diet and...

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...

Three producers share ideas that improve efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Editors note: This article is the third in a series featuring ideas from beef producers across the country. See the...

Block, tub, mineral or supplement

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What to consider when choosing combinations of feeds and supplements that provide a balanced ration this winter. Barry Yaremcio, beef and...

Beef cow rations and winter feeding guidelines

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and...

Winter feeding cost comparison – hay vs. alternative feeds

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Fall has arrived and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. Feed prices have dropped significantly from their June highs,...

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...
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