Improved swath grazing through new annual forage varieties and grazing management

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Innovative Swath Grazing/Increasing Forage Research Capacity Researchers: Vern Baron, Ph.D. and Raquel R. Doce, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), John Basarab,...

Alternative Forages and Sample Wintering Rations for Beef Cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Christoph Wand - Livestock Sustainability Specialist/OMAFRA; Anita Heeg - Feed Ingredients and By-products Specialist/OMAFRA The Cow Nutrition...

New research shows shrinking “water footprint” of Canadian beef production

Source: National Cattle Feeders' Association Canada’s beef industry has dramatically reduced its water footprint over the past several decades, and that trend is expected to...

Effect of supplementing forage-based diets for late-gestation wintering beef cows with dried distillers grains...

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Hushton C. Block*, Alan D. Iwaasa, Clayton D. Robins and Shannon L. Scott *Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada To...

HOT IRON DISBUDDING FACT SHEET

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care A Fact Sheet for the Canadian Beef Industry, Dr. Melissa Moggy Purpose of Disbudding All breeds of cattle are either naturally horned...

Molecular factors influencing maintenance energy requirements in mature beef cows

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: The Impact of Nutrition and Residual Feed Intake on Tissue and Molecular Characterization, Manipulation of Maintenance Energy Costs,...

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF JOHNE’S DISEASE

Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: 0007-040 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: Western College of Veterinary Medicine LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Steve Hendrick “Best management practices for the prevention and control of...

Characterization of rumen microbial community shifts and methanogenesis during adaptation to monensin

Source: University of Manitoba Background: Globally, the largest biogenic source of methane (16 % of anthropogenic CH4 emissions) is associated with enteric fermentation in ruminant animals...

Snow as a Water Source

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Livestock require five basic nutrients for maintenance and production. Protein Energy Vitamins Minerals Water Of these, water is the most important. The requirement...

Use of Waxy Barley to Reduce Weathering Losses in Swathed Annual Forages

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives This article was originally published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada written by Hushton Block, Research Scientistâ Beef Production Systems,...
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