Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Storing feed for livestock is essential in climates like Manitoba where a winter environment may make up half the year. Putting feed up and keeping it in good condition can be difficult, especially...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.1 Pain and discomfort caused by health issues impact an animal’s well-being such that good animal welfare requires good animal health (14). Disease...
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: Government of Saskatchewan Mineral Requirements for animals Mineral requirements are based on the type, weight and age, as well as the rate of performance (weight gain, level of milk production, pregnancy, etc.) expected of the animal. Mineral imbalances and/or deficiencies can result...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Commingling is a common practice familiar to most beef cattle producers that involves the mixing of cattle from one operation with those of another. Examples include: putting animals on crown range or in community pastures,...

Bedding

Source: VBP+ Facts Bedding is used through all phases of cattle production to provide comfort, insulation, protection and traction. It confirms the producer’s commitment to animal care, biosecurity and on-farm food safety. Bedding materials may vary in composition but should be...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Body condition scoring is a management tool designed to assess body reserves or fat accumulation of an animal. It is a great method for critically examining the nutritional status of your herd. Body condition scoring is...
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...
Dec. 14, 2021 MANHATTAN, Kan. — During pregnancy, regular checkups are key for mother and baby to maintain good health. The same is true for beef cattle, according to the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute. “In the case of...
Source: University of Saskatchewan, Jessica Colby Canada’s national codes of practice for the care and handling of both beef and dairy cattle recommend that male calves be castrated within the first few weeks of life. “The younger the better,” stresses Dr....
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