Potassium and tetany ratios

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Potassium (K) levels in some forages, e.g. cereals and legumes are on the rise.  They are often over 2%...

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...

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,...

Dehorning of calves

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Factsheet written by: Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian - Disease Prevention,Ruminants/OMAFRA Horns and Their Growth Horns are the pairs...

Guidelines on “The Prudent use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals”

Source: VBP+ Introduction Antimicrobials have been important tools in the control of infectious diseases since the 1950s. Their use in veterinary medicine has improved the health...

Body condition: implications for managing beef cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Body condition, or the amount of body fat an animal is carrying, is one management indicator that can be used...

How a new vaccine could save cattle herds – and livelihoods

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Jose Perez-Casal For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in...

What’s in that feed pile? Why test feed and balance rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine...

Basic beef cattle nutrition

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Tom Hamilton - Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction The proper nutrition of beef cattle is a...

Feeding distillers grains to beef cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Distillers grains have 25 to 35 percent protein dry matter content. Always check and adjust sulfur content in...