Tetany problems in beef cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Grass tetany refers to animals that exhibit tetany-like symptoms frequently associated with cattle being turned out on lush pasture. Grass...

Micro-machine helps reduce feedlot waste

Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association Feeding cattle the best diet for growth is a complicated business. Now, new technology is making it not only easier...

Cattle on feed reports and cattle imports

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What is the latest number of cattle in feedlot before going to market? Jason Wood, provincial livestock market analyst with...

Cattle feeders get serious about dust

Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association On February 11, the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association hosted an information session in Picture Butte, AB, about the challenges of dust...

Strategies to enhance the use of wheat grain in feedlot diets

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Further strategies to enhance the use of wheat grain in feedlot diets. Researchers: Tim McAllister, Ph.D. and Pierre Hucl...

Feeding cattle beyond optimum market weight and finish

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Hamilton and B. Pogue Introduction When market prices are low, cattle feeders are sometimes tempted to...

Do Distillers’ Grains Affect Beef Quality

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Fatty Acid Composition and Meat Quality of Cattle Fed Wheat or Corn-Based Distillers’ Grains with Solubles from New Generation...

Housing requirements for backgrounding beef cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Backgounding refers to the growing, feeding and managing of steers and heifers from weaning until they enter a...

Support for growth in Alberta’s livestock sector

Source: Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Changes are being made to Alberta’s Feeder Association Loan Guarantee Program to help support competitiveness and growth in Alberta’s livestock...

Managing risk of bovine respiratory disease

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.1 Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a leading cause...