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Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Bovine respiratory disease (BRD),  accounts for most of the disease and deaths in Alberta feedlots and feedlots in North America. Although BRD is a multifactorial disease, it is mainly associated with bacterial pathogens. Therefore, BRD...
Source: Government of Manitoba Sandcracks are a vertical fissure or split on the front claw (usually affecting the outside claw) of beef cows. The cause is not clearly understood however; nutrition, pasture management, cow age and weight play a role...
Source: Farm Credit Canada Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has created a new offering to attract and recognize Canadian beef producers certified to sustainability standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). The FCC Sustainability Incentive Program will provide a...
Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Accurate cost of production (COP) figures have been notoriously difficult to nail down for Ontario’s beef farmers. With the wide variety of production practices employed, and the incredible complexity of raising cattle, modeling costs for...
Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program is pleased to announce its 24 semi-finalists for the upcoming 2022-2023 program year. The CYL Program welcomes young people ages 18-35 from across Canada involved in...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Changes to the Transport of Animals Regulations (Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations) came into effect in February of 2020 and are being actively enforced. There are four major changes in the new regulations...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Alberta’s government is investing $8.4 million over three years to support enrolment expansion in the program. Additionally, $59 million in capital funding over three years will support the construction of new infrastructure to accommodate future...
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Source: University of Victoria, by: Dorothy Eggenberger Eliminating beef from your diet isn’t the only way to combat greenhouse gas emissions from the cattle industry. New discoveries in gut microbiota—tiny microorganisms living in our digestive tracts—could lead to seaweed-based cattle...
Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Dr. Sheryl Gow (Public Health Agency of Canada), Tim McAllister (AAFC Lethbridge), and Calvin Booker (Feedlot Health Management Services), Paul Morley and Kathy Benedict (Colorado State University). Background: Antimicrobial resistance has two implications for cattle...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Seizing opportunities to increase and diversify Canadian red meat exports is key to the economic growth and profitability of Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Buying a new herd bull is a decision that will have long term effects on the profitability of your cow herd. Nearly 90 per cent of the genetic make-up of your...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1. Manage & minimize animal movement risks 1A. Manage Commingling: 1A.1. Segregate and, when warranted, vaccinate, test, and otherwise treat, incoming animals. 1A.2. Obtain and share information about commingled animals with previous and future owners. ...
Source: Merck Animal Health news release A $500,000 donation from Merck Animal Health will support the renovation and expansion of the West Texas A&M University feedlot, shown here. (Photo courtesy of WTAMU) Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside...
Source: American Society for Microbiology Authors: Andrea Kinnear, Matthew Waldner, Tim A. McAllister,  Rahat Zaheer,  Karen Register,  Murray Jelinski ABSTRACT Mycoplasma bovis is a significant pathogen of feedlot cattle, responsible for chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS). M. bovis isolates (n = 129) were used to compare four methods of phylogenetic analysis and to determine...

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