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Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Beef cows are amazing mothers, especially during periods of drought or excess moisture when pasture quality and/or quantity are limited. The cow will sacrifice her body condition and ultimately next year's reproductive performance...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Author: Tara L. Felix Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been applied to improve the genetics of beef cattle for almost four decades. Expected progeny differences are predictions of the genetic transmitting ability of a parent to its...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Extremely low temperatures and wind can increase energy requirements 20-50%. Increase feed accordingly. Monitor body condition score (BCS). Cows in last trimester of pregnancy should have a body condition score...
Source: MDPI Simple Summary Cow longevity is a key driver of the beef cattle industry profitability that can be improved through genetic and genomic selection. Censored data are commonly dealt with in genetic evaluations of longevity, which can unfavorably impact the...
Source: Beef Improvement Federation The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) announced new directors and officers June 3 during the group’s annual symposium in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Joe Epperly, Albion, Nebraska, was introduced as the 2022-23 BIF president during the Friday awards...
Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders Association A preconditioned animal is a feeder calf that has been vaccinated, castrated, dehorned and weaned for 30-45 days prior to sale date and has had experience feeding from a bunk. Preconditioning reduces stress and resulting health...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency People, vehicles, equipment, and tools are capable of transmitting disease pathogens. Producers can help manage that risk by controlling the movement of people and objects onto and within their premises, particularly within the production area...
Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) news release Today, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) filed comments. on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) controversial proposed greenhouse gas disclosure rule. The rule would require publicly traded companies to disclose...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Animals with health issues need special care and treatment, and feeding them the right materials can be the key to bringing them back to health. Ration changes Animals need time to adapt to changes in feed. Ruminants especially...
Source: Manitoba Beef Producers Put data to work for your farm using Cost of Production guides. These resources can act as a starting point for farm budgets that can be adapted to your operation using your farm records. These cost...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Alberta livestock producer associations have requested an exemption from proposed federal labelling requirements for ground meats, similar to exemptions being offered for other nutritious, single-ingredient foods like milk, eggs, vegetables and other meats. Alberta’s government...
Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is strongly urging Health Canada to exempt all classes of ground beef from front-of-package (FOP) regulations. Canadians should feel confident that the ground beef they love continues to be an accessible and...
Source: RDAR “Industry has come together to invest in furthering producer knowledge translation pasture and hay productivity including a cost-benefit analysis aimed at producers – we are excited for the launch of this project and the recommendations that will be...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council When considering various water sources and designing an appropriate system, economic analysis and projections are helpful. The Beef Cattle Research Council’s Water Systems Calculator is a helpful tool. Producers can examine several different systems and input their herd...

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