Feed efficiency in feedlot production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs For feedlot producers, feed costs have historically represented between 50 - 70% of the cost of...

Industry and roller compacted concrete

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The use of roller compacted concrete (RCC) to improve pen floor durability is growing in Alberta’s beef feeding industry. “We have...

Wood Chip vs. Barley Straw Livestock Bedding: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Researchers Share Findings...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ask some prairie feedlot operators, and they will tell you that providing bedding material for cattle during the winter months...

Reducing feed cost of gain in the feedlot

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Alfredo DiCostanzo, Extension animal scientist and Hugh Chester-Jones, professor, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Sciences Quick facts You can...

Feed and bedding alternatives

Source: Government of Saskatchewan When choosing feed for livestock, consider its nutritive value, bulkiness or lack of bulk, presence of other substances and health problems...

Alternative feeds for beef cattle

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Background Lack of pasture and hay production in many parts of Ontario this summer has resulted in...

Feeding frozen grain to cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Frozen grain can be fed successfully to cattle and, when available, can be a cost-effective energy source. Grains are used...

Optimizing protein levels in feedlot diets containing DDGS

Source:  Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Nutritional Strategies to Optimize Protein Value of Feeding Ethanol By-Products to Beef Cattle Researchers: Wenzhu Yang, Ph.D. yangw@agr.gc.ca Wenzhu...

Effective fibre – Does it have a role in feedlot rations?

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Today's feedlot rations often contain a high inclusion of grains and grain byproducts with some level of roughage...

Feeding livestock during feed shortages

Source: Government of Saskatchewan When faced with a shortage of feed, you often can still maintain your livestock herd. You may have to use feeds...