Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca On July 29, the Beef Cattle Research Council hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related questions to a panel of nutrition and animal health experts. Producers asked for everything from recommendations for grazing canola, how to...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minerals are essential for proper bodily functions. Problems may arise when the feeds do not supply enough to meet the animal's requirements. This may occur because the feed is low in minerals, the...
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: 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...
Altosid® IGR, the industry-leading feed-through insect growth regulator for horn fly control, is now available at a price of 2 to 3 cents per animal, per day. This lower price point improves the cost efficiency of Altosid® IGR, a solution proven...
by Tracey Peake, North Carolina State University A new mathematical model from researchers at North Carolina State University reveals the high risk of cross-species disease spread on farms with more than one type of livestock. According to the model, biosecurity efforts...
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: Government of Saskatchewan Animals with health issues need special care and treatment, and feeding them the right materials can be the key to bringing them back to health. Ration changes Animals need time to adapt to changes in feed. Ruminants especially...

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: 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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