Effect of rest stop duration and quality during transport on cattle welfare

Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: ANH.06.17 LEAD RESEARCHERS: Karen SchwartzkopfGenswein Ph.D. and Derek Haley Ph.D. COLLABORATORS: Karen SchwartzkopfGenswein Ph.D. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge), Derek Haley...

E-beam treatment to improve beef safety

Source: Project Title: Use of Low Dose e-Beam Irradiation to Reduce E. coli 0157:H7, Non-0157 (VTEC) E. coli and Salmonella Viability on Meat Surfaces Researchers: Richard Holley, Ph.D....

Stimulating innate immune reponse to prevent pneumonia in beef cattle

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary The goal of this work is to develop a method to stimulate immune responses in beef calves that are...

Managing heat stress in feedlot cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Temperatures above 80F and 90F put cattle at moderate and high risk, respectively. Heavy, dark-hided or poor immune...

Enteric methane emissions in response to ruminal inoculation of Propionibacterium strains in beef cattle...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Vyas, D., Alazzeh, A.Y., McGinn, S.M., McAllister, T.A., Harstad, O.M., Holo, H., and Beauchemin, K.A. (2016). "Enteric methane emissions in...

Yeast doesn’t just make your bread rise… but also your profitability!

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Background Maintaining gut health is an important part of ensuring feedlot health, good animal performance, and efficient feed...

Are we making the right transport decisions?

Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada); Dr. Melissa Moggy (Alberta Farm Animal Care) COLLABORATORS: Dr. Claire Windeyer (University of...

New policies needed to combat grain fungus of cattle

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Federica Giannelli USask research has shown that beef cows that ate ergot-contaminated feed showed signs of poisoning even at...

Evaluating the impact of water quality for finishing beef cattle

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Dr. Ira Mandell University of Guelph Results Summary Three beef cattle growth performance studies were conducted comparing the Bauer Energy Design...

Modeling heterotic effects in beef cattle using genome-wide SNP-marker genotypes

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Akanno, E.C., Abo-Ismail, M.K., Chen, L., Crowley, J.J., Wang, Z., Li, C., Basarab, J.A., MacNeil, M.D., Plastow, G.S. (2018). Modeling...