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High temperature and humidity

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 1.1.1 Cattle are generally able to tolerate...

Farm safety, virtually

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry How to keep the message of farm safety a top priority during this pandemic. “As we navigate through these unique times,...

Feedlot health: receiving, respiratory disease and bloat

Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Ideally, all calves entering a feedlot should be low risk and preconditioned. Getting newly arrived animals to eat and...

Canadian beef producers applaud new NAFTA implementation

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds today’s entry into force of the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and looks forward to the continued growth of the benefits of free trade. CCA thanks all those...

Fine-tune your breeding for extra money

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives A lot of fuss is made in beef management circles about short calving seasons and high conception rates. A...

Feeding and metabolism trial to improve cattle performance

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary This research project will provide comprehensive cow and progeny performance data on the practice of total confinement feeding of beef...

Top ten management practices for cow-calf production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction The following identifies and quantifies 10 of the most profitable management practices for cow-calf production. The...

This too shall pass by: Nicole Lane Erceg

My favorite book in the Bible is Exodus. The first time I read it, I remember getting so frustrated with the Israelites. How could...

Body Condition Scoring for Beef Cattle

Source: Farm & Food Care Ontario Body condition scoring (BCS) can be used to assist producers with balancing feed requirements for beef cattle. It is...

Cattle handling in feedlots

Source: Canadian Cattlemen's Association The goal of people handling cattle (handlers) is to minimize the stress on their herds. Prolonged stress can make an animal...

Phenotypic and genetic correlations of fatty acid composition in subcutaneous adipose tissue with carcass...

Source: Government of Canada Citation: Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Vinsky, M., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R., Li, C. (2017). Phenotypic and genetic correlations of fatty acid...

Creep feeding calves

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Creep-feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to calves in order to increase their average daily gain and weaning weight....

New Legislation Protects Farms and Food Safety

Source: Farm & Food Care Ontario Farm & Food Care Ontario Ontario farm families depend on the safety and security of their farms to raise...

How To Get New Feedlot Calves Settled And Gaining Quickly; Advice From Producers, Veterinarians...

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Getting calves settled, keeping them healthy and getting them gaining involves serious management that considers many variables. A successful program...

Managing Digital Dermatitis in Beef Cattle

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Summary Digital dermatitis is a painful foot condition causing lameness. The disease has been associated with several...
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