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...

Bull selection: What are you looking for?

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

Vaccinate your cow and protect your calves from scours

80% of calf mortality (from 0 to 21 days) is due to scours.1 But you can prevent it with vaccination. Take part in a...

Evaluating forage species for stockpiled forages

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Building long-term capacity for resilient cow-calf production systems through creation of a forage industry chair supporting training and research...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Winter Feeding Programs for Beef Cows and Calves

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Before making management decisions about feeding beef cattle and calves, producers need to answer the following questions: How much feed...

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:...
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