Cow-calf survey shows successful move to spring calving

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine Results of the Western Canadian Cow-Calf Surveillance Network study led by researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine...

Improving the reproductive performance of beef cows

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Field Study of the Impact of Trace Minerals and Infectious Disease on Reproductive Performance in Beef Cow-Calf Herds” PROJECT NO.: 0008-002 RESEARCH INSTITUTION:...

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....

Managing Cow-Calf Operations to Protect Water Quality

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Manure is a valuable nutrient source to a farm. However, manure contains nutrients, organic matter and micro-organisms that can contaminate...

The hand is better than the eye when it comes to cattle condition

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Reproduction is the single most important factor in the productivity of a cow-calf operation. Body condition (amount of fat cover)...

Early weaning during drought

Source: Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC In a traditional sense, calves are weaned at six to seven months of age. However, during a drought, forage is...

Economics of raising or buying heifers for beef cow replacements

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca The cost of herd replacement accounts for about 10% of total cow-calf cost of production (based on the 2013-17 average)....

Measuring and mitigating pain during castration

Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Karen SchwartzkopfGenswein, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and Ed Pajor, Ph.D. (University of Calgary) OTHER RESEARCHERS: Eugene Janzen, D.V.M; M.V.S.)...

Five for Fall! or Herd Headliners

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Plan for Profit. Is Your Marketing Plan In Place?? Are your calves weighed to calculate your lbs....

Results of recent Cow-Calf Production Survey across Canada

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Industry data provided by production surveys can serve as a benchmark for production performance across the country. Historical production surveys include...
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