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...

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...

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...

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...

Studying unusual feedlot mortalities

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: 0005-019 Research Institution: University of Calgary (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) Lead Researcher: Dr. Eugene Janzen “Pathological Examination of Three Selected Syndromes of...

Determining the minimum fibre requirement for feedlot cattle

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Determining the minimum fibre requirement for feedlot cattle and improving the empirical prediction of ruminal pH Researchers: Greg Penner...

Understanding the Cattle Market Sliding Scale

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Introduction A cattle feeder should be able to answer these three questions: 1) when will the cattle “finish”, 2) what is...

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...

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...

Feeding and caring for incoming feedlot cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Vaccinate, deworm, implant, eartag and weigh cattle within 72 hours from arrival. Use and clean receiving and sick...