Colostrum

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives What is it? Colostrum or “first milk” is produced in the initial secretions of the mammary gland following the birth...

Weaning

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.6 Weaning is the process of eliminating milk...

Managing bulls after the breeding season

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Over the course of the breeding season, bulls can lose between 100 and 200 lbs. of...

The benefits of bringing cattle and crops together

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly....

Cow-calf production

Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association As with most wild and domesticated grazing animals, beef calves are usually born in the spring. Calving is timed to coincide with the...

Prevention and treatment of milk fever

Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Even though it is practically impossible to eliminate hypocalcemia from a dairy herd, the adoption of strategies that prevent this...

Gestational nutrition & fetal programming

Source: Certified Angus Beef ® Marbling is a lifetime event. So even within the uterus, a cow’s diet can impact the potential beef quality of her...

Weak calf syndrome

Source: Alberta Beef PROJECT NO.: 0007-034 RESEARCH INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan (Western College of Veterinary Medicine) LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Cheryl Waldner Background: Calves born with ‘weak calf syndrome’ are...

Evaluating premiums for weaned calves marketed with value-added management characteristics

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Evaluating Premiums for Weaned Calves Marketed with Value-Added Management Characteristics Researchers: Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan   Jill Hobbs and Eric Micheels, University of...

Pasture calving means profits

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs When you add up the dollars, summer calving wins hands down compared with a traditional production...
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