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,...

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.:...