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...
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 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: 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: 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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Management objective: To maintain the breeding herd in good productive condition, as economically as possible. Points to Remember Both critical and non-critical feed periods must be considered when planning the winter feeding program. The non-critical feed...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Fall has arrived and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. Feed prices have dropped significantly from their June highs, but unfavorable weather conditions have left the question of available supplies. Hay prices vary significantly...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Potassium (K) levels in some forages, e.g. cereals and legumes are on the rise.  They are often over 2% and in some cases, over 3%.  This has created difficulties in balancing rations for cattle. ...
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: 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...
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