Establishing a long term surveillance network to support Canadian beef cattle research

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Implementation of a longitudinal disease surveillance network for cow-calf operations in western Canada Researchers: John Campbell, DVM, DVSc john.campbell@usask.ca John...

When should I calve my cows?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives In Manitoba the most common type of cow/calf operation is what we would consider “Winter Calving”, where calves are...

Summer calving can be super!

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The choice of a season for calving is a fundamental decision made by cow-calf producers. Some surprising research...

Improving immune response in newborn calves

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Characterization of Fcy (gamma) receptor II (CD32) on B lymphocytes and its role in modulation of antibody responses in neonates” Project No.:...

Record keeping and management on Western Canadian farms and ranches

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Factors affecting the adoption and exploitation of data management systems in the Canadian beef industry Researchers: Eric Micheels PhD eric.micheels@usask.ca Eric Micheels, PhD....

Colostrum Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2.1 Colostrum has an important influence on the...

The value of special calf sales

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The benefits of adopting best management practices associated with vaccinations, early disbudding/dehorning and castration, and other preconditioning criteria...

Bull valuation

Source: Canfax Research Services, A Division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Bull selection is one of the most important decisions for cow-calf producers, with implications for...

Measuring and mitigating pain during castration

Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Karen SchwartzkopfGenswein, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and Ed Pajor, Ph.D. (University of Calgary) OTHER RESEARCHERS: Eugene Janzen, D.V.M; M.V.S.)...

Bull Selection: new calculator to determine the value of a bull

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, Editor’s note: The following is part four of a four-part series that helps you to evaluate different breeding programs, which bulls are...