Vitamin supplementation for beef animals

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Why is Vitamin Supplementation required? Vitamin A, D, and E, are fat soluble vitamins that are required in a properly balanced...

Livestock Water Quality

Source: Government of Saskatchewan A number of factors affect the quality of surface water sources. Nutrient loading from spring or summer run-off, little to no re-charge...

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...

Options for Extending the Grazing Season

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Extended grazing allows livestock to return most of the nutrients they consume directly to the landscape where they...

Bovine Trichomoniasis

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Trichomoniasis is a production limiting disease that has gained some notoriety in certain areas of Alberta in the recent past. This brief...

Full-fat Soybeans for livestock

Source: Government of New Brunswick, Murray Snowdon Many soybeans grown today are fed to livestock as full-fat beans. This is a change from the traditional practice...

Handling bulls safely

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Emily Krekelberg, Extension farm safety educator and Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator, cattle production systems Quick facts To avoid the dangers associated...

Minerals, vitamins and macrominerals for beef cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Mineral Requirements for animals Mineral requirements are based on the type, weight and age, as well as the rate of performance (weight gain,...

Sick, injured and cull cattle

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the care and handling of Beef Cattle – Section 3.2 More frequent monitoring of cattle may...

Phytogenic Compounds in Feedlot Cattle Diets by: Dr. Erin Schwandt

Improvements in health and carcass grades are two of the potential benefits unlocked from rations that include phytogenic feed additives. Phytogenic feed additives (PFA) are...
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