Achieving a successful calving season

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Preventative activities In consultation with a veterinarian, develop an annual vaccination program. Keep accurate records of dates and products administered...

WEAK CALF SYNDROME

PROJECT NO.: 0007-034 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan (Western College of Veterinary Medicine) LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Cheryl Waldner Background: Calves born with ‘weak calf syndrome’ are often...

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...

Effect of perennial forage system on forage characteristics, cow performance and system economics

Source: Western Beef Development Centre By: Ruwini Kulathunga MSc, Dr. Greg Penner, Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Dr. Daalkhaijav Damiran, Kathy Larson MSc, and Dr. Bart Lardner Introduction Winter...

Management in the Last Trimester of Pregnancy

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Management Objective - Cows to have strong healthy calves and be ready to rebreed in 45 to 60 days. Points to...

Creep Feeding Calves

Source: Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan Inc. Creep feeding is one of the management strategies which can be employed when drought reduces pasture quantity or...

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...

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,...

To Calf Early or Late?

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry From the May 23, 2018 Broadcast of Call of the Land To calf early or late? It is a decision that...

Manure Management Regulations for Cow/Calf Producers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The purpose of AOPA is to ensure that the province’s livestock industry can grow to meet the opportunities presented by...