Cattle and cold temperatures

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Ways to lessen the stress created by the latest cold snap on livestock. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the...

Supplementing pasture with alternate grazing

Source: Government of Saskatchewan The first problem producers usually face in a dry year is lack of pasture. If there is some grass, grazing time...

Water requirements of livestock

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact SHeet Written by: Daniel Ward - Engineer, Poultry and Other Livestock - Housing and Equipment/OMAFRA;...

Effects of nutrition on beef cow reproduction

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The nutritional quality of feeds and forage can have a tremendous influence on the reproductive performance of cattle. Although reproductive...

Winter feeding cost comparison – hay vs. alternative feeds

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,...

Interpreting Lab Results

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Most labs provide basic information on moisture content, protein, energy, total digestible nutrients, fibre, and some vitamins and minerals. More...

Mycotoxins 101

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council For beef producers, mycotoxins are often a hidden problem. They are invisible, colourless and odourless. They are difficult to detect and...

Diagnostic Overview: Bovine Trichomoniasis

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Trichomoniasis is still confirmed in bulls from some farms in Alberta. Infected bulls are often the main source of...

Body condition scoring

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...

Preparing your bull for the breeding season

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...
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