Photo / File RNZ A Hawke's Bay farmer says reducing stress levels among cattle is resulting in higher quality Angus beef. Matangi Farm's beef cattle are raised just behind Havelock North's Te Mata Peak. Farm manager Jamie Gaddum said they try to reduce...
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...
Now that school is out for the summer, many rural teenagers can be found in the barn working with their livestock projects, and taking them to summer shows and county fairs. When cattle are co-mingled at these events, they can...
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 to both animals and handlers when cattle are handled quietly and calmly. Experienced handlers who...
Source: Verified Beef Production Plus Introduction Antimicrobials have been important tools in the control of infectious diseases since the 1950s. Their use in veterinary medicine has improved the health and welfare of animals. Antimicrobial use has also contributed to the production...
Source: Emissions Reduction Alberta Between beef and dairy, there are more than 3.5 million head of cattle in Alberta—that’s over 40 per cent of Canada’s national herd. Each one burps. And, each burp releases methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 30 times more...
Source: Government of Manitoba Sandcracks are a vertical fissure or split on the front claw (usually affecting the outside claw) of beef cows. The cause is not clearly understood however; nutrition, pasture management, cow age and weight play a role...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Changes to the Transport of Animals Regulations (Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations) came into effect in February of 2020 and are being actively enforced. There are four major changes in the new regulations...
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Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1. Manage & minimize animal movement risks 1A. Manage Commingling: 1A.1. Segregate and, when warranted, vaccinate, test, and otherwise treat, incoming animals. 1A.2. Obtain and share information about commingled animals with previous and future owners. ...
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