Matching cattle type and feedlot performance

Source: University of Minnesoda Quick facts Starting weight and age greatly affect feed intakes. Large-framed cattle have more efficient gains because they are less mature than small-framed...

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...

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...

Canada’s feedlot sector in the West is growing

The feedlot sector in the West is growing again, according to the Canfax annual demographic survey of finishing feedlots in Alberta and Saskatchewan with...

Alternative feeds for beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Straw Straw is a good alternative feed for beef cows when it is properly supplemented. See the beef section...

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...

Cattle Handling in Feedlots

The goal of people handling cattle (handlers) is to minimize the stress on their herds. Prolonged stress can make an animal prone to illness....

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,...

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...

New video: What beef producers need to know about environmental footprint

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca More than most livestock, beef cattle production takes place in the natural environment. Those who live in rural areas and spend...
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