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The power of genetics: selecting breeding stock for grass-fed beef

Source: Perennia One of the most frequently asked questions concerning grass-fed beef genetics is: “What breed(s) of cattle are the best for grass-fed beef production?”...

Gut health in cattle

Source: PennState Extension Poor gut health can negatively affect overall cattle health status and performance. By maintaining ideal gut health, animal health and performance will...

Ontario Supporting Farmers Through Research Investments

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the...

Housing requirements for backgrounding beef cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Backgrounding refers to growing, feeding and managing steers and heifers from weaning until they enter the feedlot, where...

Prevent External Parasites From Sucking The Life Out Of Your Herd Beef Research3

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca External parasites, such as lice, ticks and flies, live on and feed off their host animal. Parasites can cause...

Reproduction and calving management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2 The majority of beef cows calve without...

The cattle cycle – global impacts and domestic indicators

Source: Canfax A cycle implies a series of events, regularly repeated in the same order. Between the double dip recession in 1980 and today, irregular...

Speculators in the futures market – friend or foe?

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Producers Provincial crop analyst Neil Blue looks at how speculators can affect commodity futures. The futures market originated as a means...

Supporting Manitoba’s cattle producers impacted by the pandemic

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the Honourable Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Manitoba Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development, Blaine...

Outline of cattle welfare critical control points on feedlots, ranches, and stocker operations

Source: Grandin Livestock Handling Systems Beef Feedlot Heat Relief - Panting cattle are heat stressed. The need for shade or sprinklers will depend on the...

Proposed regulations for Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard raises concern for Ontario farmers By Keith...

Since 2017, Canada has actively worked to legislate a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in biofuel production to help lower greenhouse gas emissions. New proposed...

10 Ways to reduce the risk of barn fire

Source: Farm&Food Care Ontario This factsheet contains practical best management practices (BMPs) to assist Ontario farmers in reducing the risk of barn fires. Barn fires...

Check your dugouts this fall

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Producers should inspect farmyard dugouts regularly to ensure they remain viable water sources. ‘The fall inspection should start with a check...

Cattle vaccine basics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator, cattle production systems Quick facts: The goal of vaccination is to provide protection from disease through immune...

Expression of genes controlling fat deposition in two genetically diverse beef cattle breeds fed...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research da Costa, A.S.H., Pires, V.M.R., Fontes, C.M.G.A. et al. Expression of genes controlling fat deposition in two genetically diverse beef cattle...
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