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...

Guest Article: Corn or Barley for Feeding Steers?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction The influence of grain type (barley versus corn) on carcass merit and meat quality has become...

Explaining growth promotants used in feedlot cattle

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Feed efficiency in cattle can make or break profitability in the feeding sector, and has environmental implications. The costs of...

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...

Forage variety yield and quality differences

Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: 0008-016 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Lakeland Agricultural Research Association LEAD RESEARCHER: Meghan Elsen Background: Each of Alberta’s crop zones has agronomic and forage yield information...

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...

How feed efficiency affects the profitability and environmental impact of feedlot cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The analogy of farm animals as manufacturing machines has been employed for a long time to represent...

Testing winter feed

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Testing feed allows producers to develop a strategy that ensures all cattle in the herd are fed to meet their...

Bunk Management Affects Feeding Behaviour and Intake

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The feeding behavior of feedlot cattle and its effects on feeding strategy are not well understood. Feeding regimes may act...
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