Nitrate poisoning

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Toxic levels of nitrates in forages are always a possibility whenever the normal growth of plants is disrupted by...

Cattle and cold temperatures

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Ways to lessen the stress created by the latest cold snap on livestock. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the...

Water requirements of livestock

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact SHeet Written by: Daniel Ward - Engineer, Poultry and Other Livestock - Housing and Equipment/OMAFRA;...

Body condition scoring

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the care and handling of Beef Cattle – Appendix A Body condition scoring (BCS) is a...

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...

Managing sulfur in beef cattle feed and water

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...

Stockpiling to lengthen beef cow grazing season

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Cattle on pasture... picture it... warm temperatures, contented cows grazing lush green forage... and lots less...

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...

Block, tub, mineral or supplement

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What to consider when choosing combinations of feeds and supplements that provide a balanced ration this winter. Barry Yaremcio, beef and...

Beef cow rations and winter feeding guidelines

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and...
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