Record keeping and management on Western Canadian farms and ranches

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Factors affecting the adoption and exploitation of data management systems in the Canadian beef industry Researchers: Eric Micheels PhD eric.micheels@usask.ca Eric Micheels, PhD....

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...

The value of special calf sales

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The benefits of adopting best management practices associated with vaccinations, early disbudding/dehorning and castration, and other preconditioning criteria...

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...

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.)...

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...

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,...

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...

Reproduction and Calving Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 2.1 The majority of beef cows calve without...

How to increase your odds of having healthy calves

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Calving is a natural process, but sometimes disease, weather, and many other factors can cause stress. How can beef producers...