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....

Implementation of a longitudinal disease surveillance network for cow-calf operations in western Canada

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Researchers: John Campbell, DVM, DVSc, University of Saskatchewan, Cheryl Waldner, DVM, Ph.D., Murray Jekinski, DVM MSc., Steve Hendrick DVM, DVSc., Joseph...

TWO-STAGE WEANING FACT SHEET

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Weaning is the process of stopping calves from drinking milk. The Canadian beef industry typically weans its calves at 6-8...

Ration Balancing Checklist for Cattle

Source: Government of Manitoba Ration Balancing Checklist for Cows The protein (CP) and energy (TDN – total digestible nutrients) that an average beef cow needs: Mid...

Increasing Cow/Calf Profitability Using Chaff and Chaff/Straw Feedstuffs

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Over the years, many cost-conscious cow/calf producers across western Canada have recognized the potential for chaff residues to help reduce...

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...

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...

Make or Break: Cow Nutrition Pre and Post Calving

Pre Calving Nutrition – The nutrition of the cow in the last 1.5 months of gestation are critical. If at no other time in...

Ontario Cow-Calf Production Survey

Ontario cow-calf producers, do you wonder how your operation compares with others in your region or province on matters like conception rate and weaning...