Herd Sires: Artificial Insemination vs. Natural Service

Source: Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC In the months prior to the breeding season, producers look to fire up their herd with new bull sires, but...

Boehringer Ingelheim forges partnership with USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine The University of Saskatchewan has announced a five-year partnership and $250,000 contribution from research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada)...

Reproduction and feed efficiency in beef heifers

Source: Western Beef Development Centre, By: Dr. Daalkhaijav Damiran, Dr. Gregory Penner, Kathy Larson MSc, and Dr. Bart Lardner Introduction Heifers need to be fed appropriately, utilize...

Economic considerations on preconditioning calves

Source: Canfax Fact Sheet BACKGROUND What is preconditioning? Preconditioning is a management method to reduce stress and disease susceptibility and prepare calves to enter the feedlot. Preconditioned...

TWO-STAGE WEANING FACT SHEET

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Weaning is the process of stopping calves from drinking milk. The Canadian beef industry typically weans its calves at 6-8...

Feeding to maximize reproductive performance of your cows and heifers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Providing adequate nutrition to your breeding herd saves on feed costs and maximizes reproductive performance. It's important to...

AgriProfits cow-calf operations benchmarks now online

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry This cost and return report analyzes the performance of participating Alberta cow-calf operations from 2014 to 2018. “As 2019 draws to...

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...

Agronomic Management of Swath Grazed Pastures

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Feed, feeding, cow management and manure disposal can account for up to two-thirds of the total cost of production...

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...
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