New drug protocol may reduce pain during castration

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Amanda Loeffen A Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researcher and his team are looking into new options for pain...

Cost Of Manure Management

Source:Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Manure, when used properly, is a valuable resource for the cropping or forage sectors, but handling it comes with a...

Keep Grazing- Exploring cattle grazing as a riparian management tool

Source: Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives With lead researcher Dr. Alex Koiter of Brandon University Riparian areas are a key part of many strategies to limit...

Research chair targets better health, productivity in beef herds

Source: University of Saskatchewan, USASK Research Profile and Impact With $2.35 million from the federal government and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), veterinary researcher...

Controlling reproductive disease in beef herds

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Evaluating the effect of transport time and sample pooling on a real time PCR assay for Bovine Genital Campylobacteriosis” Research Institution:Western College...

Beef and forage issues series – record keeping and herd averages

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The third article in this six part series looks at benchmarks and ways to track the genetic performance of the...

Fact Sheet – Mycotoxins

Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, L.L. Charmley and H.L. Trenholm, AgReTech Introduction Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by a variety of moulds on several agricultural commodities...

Reducing cattle shrink

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Craig Richardson – Animal Care Specialist/OMAFRA Shrink results from the stress cattle experience during processing,...

Investigation of alternatives to ionophores/antibiotic management strategies in finishing cattle

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Finishing beef cattle are commonly fed ionophores (monensin, lasalocid) to control and prevent coccidiosis and ruminal acidosis by altering...

Improving the digestibility of hybrid brome

Source: Alberta Beef PROJECT NO.: FRG.14.15 LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Greg Penner and Dr. Bill Biligetu (University of Saskatchewan) Background: Forages account for approximately 80% of cattle diets throughout...
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