Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Lead is the most common cause of cattle poisoning in Alberta. Hundreds of animals in the province die each year or perform poorly after accidentally ingesting lead. Gradual poisoning may also occur in areas with...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and fluctuations in air temperatures all impact on feed consumption and rates of gain. Over-feeding is costly...
PROTECTION FOR CALVES AGAINST THE LEADING CAUSE OF BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA AND TWO MAJOR CAUSES OF BOVINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE Zoetis Canada announces the launch of ONE SHOT BVD, for protection against Mannheimia haemolytica— the primary cause of bacterial pneumonia and the...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Tom Hamilton – Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction The proper nutrition of beef cattle is a key component of a successful production system. Feed usually accounts for the single largest input...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Factsheet written by: Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian - Disease Prevention,Ruminants/OMAFRA Horns and Their Growth Horns are the pairs of hard, bonelike, permanent growths projecting from the heads of cattle. They grow from a...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, L.L. Charmley and H.L. Trenholm, AgReTech Introduction Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by a variety of moulds on several agricultural commodities under specific environmental conditions. It has been estimated that at least 25% of the grain...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minerals are essential for proper bodily functions. Problems may arise when the feeds do not supply enough to meet the animal's requirements. This may occur because the feed is low in minerals, the...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The breeding season for bulls is short but intense. Consequently, when the breeding season begins your bull must be ready to go and have the appearance of a well-muscled athlete. The bull needs...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the care and handling of Beef Cattle – Appendix A Body condition scoring (BCS) is a hands-on method of assessing the amount of fat cover on an animal, and is an...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed efficiency and by fostering a better use of forage...
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