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,...

Do Distillers’ Grains Increase E. coli Shedding?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Examining the Impact of Wheat Distillers Grains on the Shedding of E.coli 0157:H7 Researchers: Dr. Tim McAllister, mcallistert@agr.gc.ca, Dr. Kee AAFC...

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...

Cattle phenotypes can disguise their maternal ancestry

Source: BioMed Central: Kanokwan Srirattana, Kieren McCosker, Tim Schatz and Justin C. St. John Abstract Background Cattle are bred for, amongst other factors, specific traits, including parasite resistance and adaptation to climate. However, the influence and...

Understanding pre-natal nutrition’s effect on the expression of genetic potential in beef cattle

Source: Government of Manitoba Cattle need good nutrition all year round, but of course there are times when they need more and better quality feedstuffs....

A more efficient screening test for trichomoniasis

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,...

Controlling Reproductive Disease in Beef Herds

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: AB1286 Research Institution:Western College of Veterinary Medicine Lead Researcher: Dr. Cheryl Waldner Background: Reproductive failure is extremely costly for producers, but in...

Range and Pasture Management when Dealing with Drought

Source: Agriculture and Forestry Every district or ranch has poor production years because of drought. One of the risks in farming or ranching is based...
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