Supplementing pasture with alternate grazing

Source: Government of Saskatchewan The first problem producers usually face in a dry year is lack of pasture. If there is some grass, grazing time...

The Cost Benefit Of Using Vaccines: BVD

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and...

Dealing with feed shortages on your beef farm

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Dry weather during summer or spring can lead to possible feed shortages. The following decision making...

Feeding animals with health problems

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Animals with health issues need special care and treatment, and feeding them the right materials can be the key to bringing...

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...

Feed testing and ration design

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Livestock's nutrient requirements vary with age, size and level of production and reproduction. Nutrient use is most efficient when the nutrient...

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...

Nutrient differences among oat hulls of different varieties

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Oat hulls are often used as a fibre source in cattle diets. They generally contain 2 - 4%...

Preventing lead poisoning on pastures

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Before introducing animals to a new pasture, check for evidence of discarded or abandoned batteries. “Discarded batteries that have gone through...

New cattle feed supplement has methane falling and optimism rising!

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Beef and dairy farmers around the world are looking for ways to reduce methane emissions from their herds to reduce...
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