The Cost-Benefit Of Using Vaccines: Bovine Respiratory Disease

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the costliest health issues facing the beef industry today. While a lot of research on...

Low Quality Forage with DDGS for Pregnant Cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs There has been an increase in corn production in North America in recent years, leading to...

Creep feeding calves

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Creep-feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to calves in order to increase their average daily gain and weaning weight....

Pasture calving means profits

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs When you add up the dollars, summer calving wins hands down compared with a traditional production...

Ration balancing checklist for cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The protein (CP) and energy (TDN – total digestible nutrients) that an average beef cow needs: Mid pregnancy:...

What’s In Your (Stock) Water?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Beef producers often worry about having too much water or not enough on their farms. However water quality, particularly in...

Cow feeding economics for the 2019 winter

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The two main factors to consider in developing feeding economies are price and availability of feed. High feed costs again in...

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...

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...
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