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Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln,  Lindsay Waechter-Mead, DVM, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator, Kacie McCarthy, UNL Cow-Calf Specialist The long, hot days of summer are a stark contrast from the cold nights of calving season.  However, now is the time to start...
Source: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef news release In November, The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) will be hosting its global conference in Denver, Colorado. Over four days, the event will bring together a global network of likeminded individuals...
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...
By now, you’ve likely heard of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a disease known for being extremely contagious and extremely severe. In the news right now, FMD strikes panic in the Canadian beef industry. That’s why it’s key that...
Updates to executive team announced out of annual sales and marketing meetings BS Bio Platforms today announced updates to its Executive Leadership Team, including the promotion of Krisjan Jones to President, Rob Patterson to Vice President Innovation & Commercialization and...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cattle. It is one member of a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Other TSEs include scrapie in sheep,...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Although there are some concerns of increasing costs and dry pasture, there is reason to be optimistic about fall calf prices,” says Ann Boyda, livestock economist with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. “Calf...
Source: OMAFRA The Ontario government is investing up to $2 million over two years in the Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge. This funding will support made-in-Ontario solutions to increase the availability of fertilizer options, alternatives and technology, ensuring farmers...
Look at just about any popular media article on personal changes you can make to save the planet and near the top of the list you’ll likely see cutting out meat — or at least decreasing meat consumption dramatically. But...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Many producers experienced cool, damp weather this past week which halted or slowed their harvest operations until conditions improved. Other producers that were able to continue either finished their harvest or are very close to doing...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Although artificial insemination (AI) of cattle has been possible for 60 years, this technology has not been used widely in the Canadian beef industry.  Genetic evaluation of beef bulls has improved considerably in recent...
Source: Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) On September 21, 2022, Canadian cattle producers will mark the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) with disappointment and resolve. The Canadian...
Source: Genome Canada Genomics can help dairy farmers choose cattle stocks that increase milk production while also reducing methane emissions, which present a significant greenhouse gas challenge for the industry. Around 30% of the anthropogenic methane production globally comes from dairy...
Source: University of Maryland Extension WEANING Weaning is one of the most stressful times for calves, and it doesn’t help that it’s also the most common time to give vaccinations. No one wants to work their cattle more than necessary. The WHEN...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Backgrounding is a commercial feeding enterprise in which recently weaned calves are grown to yearling feeder cattle weight, usually in a smaller feedlot. The principle objective is to prepare yearling cattle to adjust...

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