Anthrax

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Cause of Anthrax Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. When an animal dies of anthrax, spores can form by bacteria either being discharged from the animal or exposed to oxygen after opening the carcass....
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a fungal disease of small cereal grains including wheat, corn, barley, rye, oats, triticale, canary seed and some forage grasses. Favourable Conditions for FHB The disease overwinters in the...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and management practices can increase or decrease the amount of risk cattle are exposed to. Disease...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The use of adequate, well balanced diets can maximize profits – or minimize losses – in a feeding program. An animal’s diet must contain the essential nutrients in appropriate amounts and ratios. This factsheet outlines the...
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Proper nutrition during the winter months is crucial for all livestock, including beef cattle.  It’s estimated that winter feed makes up more than half of the annual cost of keeping a beef cow.  Here are...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Extended grazing allows livestock to return most of the nutrients they consume directly to the landscape where they are fed. Feed costs can be less but yardage and feeding costs are lower as...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Why is Vitamin Supplementation required? Vitamin A, D, and E, are fat soluble vitamins that are required in a properly balanced feeding program; Vitamin A is important for bone development, sight, and soft tissue maintenance. Deficiencies can...
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: Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs There are a number of strategies employed by livestock producers to incorporate feeds of differing value in a wintering program. A case often seen is a producer who has a good...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 1.2 The Canadian beef industry comprises the cow-calf, backgrounder and feedlot sectors. Production practices for all sectors have developed in response to Canada’s...
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