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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest $9 million in crop research

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a total of $9.1 million...

Feedlot Health Management

Source: Canadian Cattlemen's Association The success of a feedlot is greatly dependent on the health of the cattle. One of the keys to keeping the...

Bedding

Source: VBP+ Facts Bedding is used through all phases of cattle production to provide comfort, insulation, protection and traction. It confirms the producer’s commitment to animal...

China, Philippines suspend beef imports from Canada after BSE case

Source: CBC News, Thomson Reuters China and the Philippines have suspended imports of Canadian beef due to Canada's detection in December of a cow infected with...

Groundbreaking research could help ranchers optimize free-range grazing

Source: University of Alberta, By Bev Betkowski U of A team will pinpoint genetic traits that could increase grazing efficiency while protecting pastures. A new University...

Next phase of support for Alberta livestock producers

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada In response to severe drought conditions, the Governments of Canada and Alberta worked together to rapidly deploy the Canada-Alberta Livestock...

Grand Valley Fortifiers Announces the Acquisition of Valley Nutrition

Source: Grand Valley Fortifiers Grand Valley Fortifiers is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Valley Nutrition Inc, a dairy nutrition consulting business with a strong...

‘What we Heard’ report shines light on national priorities for the Canadian Agri-food Sustainability...

The marketplace and consumers are increasingly seeking assurance of sustainable production practices at the farm level. As a result, several agricultural codes/standards/criteria have emerged...

Vaccination of the Beef Herd Key Points

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Key Points Vaccines train the animal’s immune system to recognize disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and parasites (infectious pathogens) so that it...

Beef cattle genetics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting beef genetics easier. Sire selection...

Body Condition Scoring

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Body condition scoring is a management tool designed to assess body reserves or fat accumulation of an animal. It is a...

Colostrum Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2.1 Colostrum has an important influence on the...

Wheat for Animal Feed

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Based on fluctuations in commodity pricing, wheat may become attractive in ruminant diets, replacing a portion...

DNA markers for carcass traits

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Whole-genome positional candidate gene association analysis for fat deposition and carcass merit in beef cattle using a high-density SNP marker set” PROJECT...

Ways to minimize calf scours outbreak

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Calf scours, or neonatal calf diarrhea, is a common source of sickness and death in calves under a month of age. Affected...
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