Economics of creep feeding

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Creep feeding beef calves on pasture is an option that producers may want to consider. There are a...

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)...

Economic, productive & financial benchmarks for Alberta cow/calf operations

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Economics and Competitiveness The Economics Section, Agriculture and Forestry, works directly with producers across the province through its AgriProfit$ Business Analysis...

Calving systems in Ontario

Source: Ontario MInistry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The cow-calf industry is characterized by a unique combination of variation and tradition. Wide variety is...

Feeding cattle during Manitoba winters

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Manitoba cattle are subject to considerable environmental stress during the winter months. They must adapt to prolonged cold...

Understanding feed analysis

Source:University of Nebraska–Lincoln Resources: Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Jeremy Martin, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Feed costs represent the largest annual operating cost for most commercial cow-calf...

Cow feeding economics this winter

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Rising feed costs during the second half of 2018 have many producers wondering about the economics of overwintering their cows....

How fresh pens and pastures prevent calf losses

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Whether it is the Sandhills Calving System or a variation, the objective is the same. Doug Wray believes in keeping newborn...

Selecting and managing heifers for breeding

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The backbone of a cow calf production system is the selection and integration of heifers into the...

Economic considerations on preconditioning calves

Source: Canfax Fact Sheet BACKGROUND What is preconditioning? Preconditioning is a management method to reduce stress and disease susceptibility and prepare calves to enter the feedlot. Preconditioned...