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Evaluating premiums for weaned calves marketed with value-added management characteristics

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Evaluating Premiums for Weaned Calves Marketed with Value-Added Management Characteristics Researchers: Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan   Jill Hobbs and Eric Micheels, University of...

Avoiding baler fires

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Tips to prevent one of the biggest hazards when baling hay and straw this season. “An ounce of prevention can go...

Ontario improving farm animal health and agricultural productivity

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Research investment will help farmers safely manage livestock The Ontario Government is investing $2.35 million in advanced...

Ontario farmers urge protection of private and secure information By Keith Currie, President, Ontario...

Ontario farmers put a high priority on protecting data and proprietary information related to their farm businesses. The threat of disclosing that type of...

Can cinnamaldehyde prevent steers from dropping feed intake when animals are stressed?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Dr. Wenzhu Yang of AAFC’s Lethbridge Research Centre is investigating the use of cinnamaldehyde, a plant essential oil from...

10 tips to help dairy and beef cattle face the summer months

Heat stress impacts the performance and well-being of dairy and beef cattle. Some practical adaptation measures can be put in place for the herd...

Pasture calving means profits

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs When you add up the dollars, summer calving wins hands down compared with a traditional production...

Unpredictable weather patterns prompting call for extra hay, straw and feed to be made...

Source: Manitoba Beef Producers Challenging production conditions across Manitoba have provincial farm groups representing beef, grain and forage producers asking farmers with extra straw, hay...

What’s in that feed pile? Why test feed and balance rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine...

NIR could make screenings more attractive for feedlots

Source: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Project Title: Determination of energy content and utilization of feedlot ingredients using NIRS Researchers: Raylene Boehmer, Senior Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds, LethbridgeRaylene.Boehmer@Hiprofeeds.com Darryl Gibb PhD,...

Livestock producers temporarily allowed to cut hay and graze animals on crown lands

Source: Manitoba Beef Producers  Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that due to dry conditions in parts of the province over the past few years,...

Transportation Code

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council The goal, after finalizing the 23-member Transportation Code Development Committee (CDC), was to hold a face-to-face meeting in the...

Minister Bibeau Announces Membership of Canada’s First-Ever Agricultural Youth Council

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the names of the youth who will form the...

Managing sulfur in beef cattle feed and water

Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Recognize the reported S content of distillers grains and the potential variability with it Account for both diet and...

Nutritional disorders associated with high energy feeding

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.3 Nutritional disorders associated with high energy...
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