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...

Trace mineral supplementation strategies in beef cows

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Investigating Reproductive Failure in Western Canadian Cow-Calf Herds Researchers: Steve Hendrick, Ph.D. steve.hendrick@usask.ca Alvaro Garcia Guerra, Steve Hendrick, Ph.D., Cheryl Waldner, Ph.D.,...

The “Pros” of Protein and the Merit of Methionine Supplementation in Late Pregnancy

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The last trimester is a crucial period for the cow to maintain body condition and body...

Evaluation of parasite control programs for beef cow-calf operations

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Summary Sixty-four cow calf pairs were assigned to one of three anthelmintic treatments (ivermectin, fenbendazole, or control) at the beginning...

Exploring non-antibiotic treatment options for bovine respiratory disease

Source: Alberta Beef PROJECT NO.: ANH.05.18 LEAD RESEARCHERS: Dr. Dongyan Niu (University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) COLLABORATORS: Kim Stanford, Brenda Ralston (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry);...

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...

Evaluating dispersion modelling options to estimate methane emissions from grazing beef cattle

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada McGinn, S.M., Flesch, T.K., Coates, T., Charmley, E., Chen, D., Bai, M., and Bishop-Hurley, G. (2015). "Evaluating dispersion modelling options...
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