Innovative science-driven system opens new doors to optimizing feed efficiency A new research trial in central Alberta is shining the spotlight on a potentially revolutionary new system for optimizing feed efficiency in livestock. The trial, at Pine Haven beef cattle operation,...
Fast-rising adoption of Biotica across Canadian market mirrors worldwide MCFA trend Rocketing out of the starting blocks in pursuit of rising opportunities for innovative livestock production solutions, new advances in animal feed and nutrition technology are ushering in a bold...
What is the recommended dose of fenbendazole for an individual animal, based on its weight? How much fenbendazole will it take to treat a specific number of animals? Which Safe-Guard® and Panacur® formulation is the most appropriate and cost‑effective option...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Do you know how much your cows are eating? Science tells us that a 1300 lb. dry pregnant cow in good condition needs to eat about 27 lbs. of hay per day to maintain...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives 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...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Should I purchase feed for my livestock based on protein content or energy content? Depending on the type of animal you are feeding will help you decide if energy or protein are more important. Generally, maintenance...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca High protein forage can increase rates of gain, benefit soil Editor’s note: The following is part 1 of a two-part series. Stay tuned for alfalfa grazing tips from cattle producers from across the country in part...
A sharp rise in attention to feed quality threats such as mycotoxins has put the Midwest U.S. and other key livestock production regions on guard. However new knowledge and innovations in grain management technology have emerged to help producers...
V-Max™ (Virginiamycin) medicated feed additive has received regulatory approval by the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), Health Canada for use in beef cattle. V-Max is approved for the reduction of incidence of liver abscesses in cattle fed in confinement, which...
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