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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Backgrounding Feeder Cattle Nutrition

Source: Government of Saskatchewan The primary objective of backgrounding is to ensure optimal growth and development of the muscle and frame of the calf, while...

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...

Implanting grid-marketed cattle

Source: Source: University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Implants are only one factor affecting quality grade. You can’t change the genetics of cattle coming into the...

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...

Growth implants for beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Growth promoting implants have been available for many years in several forms. The two major classes of implants...
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