Make or break: cow nutrition pre and post calving

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Beef cows need little babying. There is one exception that cannot be overlooked! That is the period prior...

The effects of spring versus summer calving on beef cattle reproductive and growth performance...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Durunna, O.N., Girardin, L.C., Scott, S.L., Robins, C.D., Block, H.C., Iwaasa, A.D., Khakbazan, M., and Lardner, H.A. (2014). "The effects...

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...

What is the value of preconditioning calves?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Decision making tool for cow-calf producers regarding retained ownership of preconditioned calves Preconditioning is a management method that prepares calves...

Increasing cow/calf profitability using chaff and chaff/straw feedstuffs

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Background Collection, Handling and Feeding Chaff can be handled and collected in either of two ways. It can be collected and...

Fence-Line and TMR Feeding Systems for Beef Cows

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: C. Wand Reduced Feeding Costs = Increased Profit The significant costs associated with feeding the beef...

A prolonged calving season can be costly: new calculator available

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, As the calving season ends and producers switch gears toward breeding season, there is an opportunity for producers...

Consider creep feeding calves for the grazing season

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Stress on plants from last summer and fall, as well as this spring’s weather across most of Alberta has slowed...

Weaning beef calves

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Barry Potter - Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Weaning time is stressful for the mother cow and her...

Top findings about adoption of beneficial practices on Canadian cow-calf operations

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Sometimes it can be hard to know where you’re going if you don’t look at where you’ve been. For decades,...
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