Creep Feeding Calves

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Introduction Creep feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to calves before weaning. Creep feeding helps in supplementing mother's milk...

Custom Grazing Cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Custom grazing is an arrangement in which one person provides the pasture, water and grazing management expertise for another person's livestock....

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...

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...

Maintaining momentum during the breeding season

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Reproductive wrecks can happen all at once or slowly over several years. With breeding season just around the corner, producers...

Early Weaning of Calves an Option During Periods of Drought And Excess Moisture

Beef cows are amazing mothers, especially during periods of drought or excess moisture when pasture quality and/or quantity are limited. The cow will sacrifice...

The importance of precalculating pasture days

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Each pasture season has its challenges whether its periodic drought or cool weather that can slow or halt forage growth,...

Colostrum

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives What is it? Colostrum or “first milk” is produced in the initial secretions of the mammary gland following the birth...

Colostrum Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2.1 Colostrum has an important influence on the...

Are there lessons from the TB investigation for cow-calf producers?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The follow-up on the initial tuberculosis (TB) positive cow from Canada detected at slaughter in the...