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...

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...
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