Valuing energy and protein in your livestock feeds

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...

Straw as an alternative roughage source for wintering beef cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives When hay supplies are low, differing options for wintering the cow herd have to be considered. Straw can be...

What’s in that feed pile? Why test feed and balance rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine...

Handling and moving cattle

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.1 There is less risk of injury...

Three producers share ideas that improve efficiency

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Editors note: This article is the third in a series featuring ideas from beef producers across the country. See the...

Wintering – cows and bulls

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...

Fall graze to stretch the grass season

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Farmers with grazing livestock like cows, sheep and goats are learning to get many more days...

Managing Digital Dermatitis in Beef Cattle

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Summary Digital dermatitis is a painful foot condition causing lameness. The disease has been associated with several...
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