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...

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...

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...

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...

Straw as a roughage source for beef cattle

Source: Source: Government of Saskatchewan The nutrients contained in roughage are determined by their stage of maturity at harvest. Generally, the earlier the stage of harvest,...

EVALUATION OF PROGENY PERFORMANCE USING CARCASS DATA FROM BEEF INFOXCHANGE SYSTEM (BIXS)

Source: Western Beef Development Centre By: Kathy Larson MSc, Enkhjargal Darambazar MSc, and Dr. Daalkhaijav Damiran Introduction Utilizing annual crop residues or stockpiled forage in beef cow...

Management strategies for cattle during dry conditions

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ During dry conditions, the objective for cattle producers is to “buy feeding days” of forages and/or grazing while maintaining a...

A closer look at monensin inclusion levels in feedlot diets

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The use of monensin is a commonly used in feedlot diets in Canada to stabilize dry matter...

Feedlot lameness

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: 0011-008 Lead Researchers: Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge) Collaborators: Dr. Eugene Janzen, Dr. Karin Orsel, Dr. Ed Pajor...

Reducing Winter Cold Stress Increases Feedlot Production Efficiency

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Canadian winters reduce the performance and efficiency of feedlot cattle. Average daily gain in winter is 10%-26% lower than during...
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