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...
Source: Verifiedbeef.ca Foreign objects can present a food safety issue for consumers who purchase meat products from affected animals later on down the supply chain, and can also impact animal health and welfare prior to slaughter. Luckily, foreign objects are a risk which producers...
Source: Inspection Canada, Canadian Beef Cattle On-Farm Biosecurity Standard- Schedule 4 Veterinary drugs and vaccines are currently regulated by two different agencies in Canada. Veterinary drugs are regulated by Health Canada's Veterinary Drug Directorate, while veterinary biologics (vaccines) are controlled by...
With the recent heat wave occurring across much of the country, it is important for producers to recognize heat stress in cattle. Here are some tips on recognizing and avoiding heat stress in cattle from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Recognize the reported S content of distillers grains and the potential variability with it Account for both diet and water S content when managing S intakes S intake shouldn’t go over 0.30 percent diet...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Scott Poock Extension Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine Jordan Thomas Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Emily Smith Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences An excellent herd health program is an important component of overall management for reproductive efficiency, as health can significantly impact...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.4 The horns of beef cattle are routinely removed to decrease the risk of injuries to workers and other animals, and to...
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: 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: 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...
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