Source: Government of Manitoba Sandcracks are a vertical fissure or split on the front claw (usually affecting the outside claw) of beef cows. The cause is not clearly understood however; nutrition, pasture management, cow age and weight play a role...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Changes to the Transport of Animals Regulations (Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations) came into effect in February of 2020 and are being actively enforced. There are four major changes in the new regulations...
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Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1. Manage & minimize animal movement risks 1A. Manage Commingling: 1A.1. Segregate and, when warranted, vaccinate, test, and otherwise treat, incoming animals. 1A.2. Obtain and share information about commingled animals with previous and future owners. ...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 1.1.1 Beef cattle in Canada are housed in a variety of ways depending on age, size, and reproductive state. Systems may include...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Discarded batteries that have gone through several freeze-thaw cycles and no longer have intact cases are the most dangerous,” says Dr. Joe Kendall, veterinary toxicologist with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. “The lead...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency This checklist will help you to identify areas of potential risk on your farm. The approach will be different on each farm and not all questions are equal in terms of the risks they address. After...
Source: Government of Manitoba Introduction Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex, hay, silage) in the diets of beef and dairy cattle. However, the utilization of alfalfa by grazing...
Source: Kansas State University news release A new study by Kansas State University finds that feeding cattle industrial hemp may have a beneficial effect on their welfare: a reduction in stress and increasing the times when they lie down. "Cattle experience...
Source: Oregon State University Feeding costs can account for over 50% of the cost of livestock production. Knowing your hay quality and animal requirements can ensure you don't waste that investment. This article examines the nutrient content of grass or legume...
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