Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Avoid feeding high nitrate feeds to sick, hungry, pregnant or lactating animals. These animals have a lower tolerance level to the nitrate then compared to healthy cattle. Make sure all animals have access...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Backgrounding is a commercial feeding enterprise in which recently weaned calves are grown to yearling feeder cattle weight, usually in a smaller feedlot. The principle objective is to prepare yearling cattle to adjust...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Tom Hamilton – Beef Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction The proper nutrition of beef cattle is a key component of a successful production system. Feed usually accounts for the single largest input...
Source: Farm&Food Care Ontario This factsheet contains practical best management practices (BMPs) to assist Ontario farmers in reducing the risk of barn fires. Barn fires are devastating events for Ontario’s farming families to deal with, and the financial and emotional...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Management objective: To maintain the breeding herd in good productive condition, as economically as possible. Points to Remember Both critical and non-critical feed periods must be considered when planning the winter feeding program. The non-critical feed...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Do you know how much your cows are eating? Science tells us that a 1300 lb. dry pregnant cow in good condition needs to eat about 27 lbs. of hay per day to maintain...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Biology of animal disease vectors – ticks and biting flies Researchers: Timothy J. Lysyk, Ph.D. lysykt@agr.gc.ca Background: Bluetongue is a viral disease of ruminants. Cattle do not usually become sick but the disease can be fatal to sheep. Bluetongue...
Source: Verifiedbeef.ca Foreign objects can present a food safety issue for consumers who purchase meat products from affected animals later on down the supply chain, and can also impact animal health and welfare prior to slaughter. Luckily, foreign objects are a risk which producers...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Distillers Grains and Thin Stillage With increased production of ethanol fuel from cereal grains, a greater availability of distillers grains in the province of Manitoba is anticipated. The main product of interest to livestock producers is...
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