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University of Manitoba on-farm study: flowering habitats for pollinators and natural enemies of pests

Source: Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives Pollinators and natural enemies of pests may improve the health of agroecosystems. Have you considered practices to enhance them...

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...

Identification of transmission of ratio distortion regions on the beef cattle genome and their...

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Although feed costs are a major factor influencing the profitability of beef production, successful reproduction in the cow-calf sector...

Relationship between beef heifer residual feed intake and productivity as cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ C. Callum*, G. Crow*, K. Ominski*, V.S. Baron†, L. McKeown‡ J. Basarab§. *University of Manitoba, †Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, ‡Livestock...

Feeding moldy grain to cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Alfredo DiCostanzo, Extension animal scientist and Michael Murphy, former professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts Mold can grow on grain...

EVALUATION OF LOW HEAT UNIT CORN HYBRIDS FOR BACKGROUNDING BEEF CALVES

By: Stephanie McMillan MSc, Dr. Gregory Penner, Dr. John McKinnon, Kathy Larson MSc, Federico Añez-Osuna MSc, Dr. Daalkhaijav Damiran, and Dr. Bart Lardner Introduction In western...

Can cinnamaldehyde prevent steers from dropping feed intake when animals are stressed?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Dr. Wenzhu Yang of AAFC's Lethbridge Research Centre is investigating the use of cinnamaldehyde, a plant essential oil from...

Residual Feed Intake: Innovative solutions to improving feed efficiency in beef cattle Innovative solutions...

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ J.A. Basarab, E.K. Okine, M.A. Price, J.L. Aalhus, S.S. Moore, D.H. Crews, Jr., N. French, P. Ramsey, K.L. Lyle, K....

Impact of winter feeding and vaccination strategies on carcass outcomes in beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Project Details At this Johnson Research Field, MBFI is researching cow-calf nutrition and needle-free vaccination. This page provides information about this...

Environmental and economic value of forage and grassland in Manitoba

Source: University of Manitoba, The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment Grasslands cover approximately one third, or 2.4 million hectares, of the total farm...
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