Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca What mineral supplementation do I need and when do I need it? Beef producers might know they should supplement their herds with mineral, but trying to wade through all the choices at the livestock supply store...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Do thin cows have more difficulty making it through the winter? Thin cows have less fat cover than cows in good condition. Fat is a good insulator, which in turn helps reduce energy requirements to keep...
Source: VBP+ Fact Sheet HARDWARE DISEASE When cattle accidentally consume foreign material, such as sharp pieces of metal, hardware disease can occur. These objects can settle into the reticulum of the animal, irritating the lining of this chamber. Signs of hardware disease...
Source: Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph Description: Beef cattle nutrient requirements can vary with different factors, such as the stage of production, age, breed, weight, and level of activity. These requirements are met by feeding water and roughages, and adding...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca  When feed supplies are short, it may be tempting to feed less and allow cows to lose body condition, but this short-term solution can have a long-term impact on the performance and profitability of...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Manitoba's harsh winters can be very challenging for cattle. The extremely cold weather coupled with the wind chill and other environmental stresses that prevail during the winter months require that adequate provision be made...
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: Government of Saskatchewan A number of factors affect the quality of surface water sources. Nutrient loading from spring or summer run-off, little to no re-charge from a dry spring/summer, animal impact from direct cattle watering, and sub-surface soil or water...
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 Beef Producers Trichomoniasis is a production limiting disease that has gained some notoriety in certain areas of Alberta in the recent past. This brief overview of “Trich” will discuss the basics of the mechanisms by which trichomoniasis works and wreaks...
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