Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Accurate cost of production (COP) figures have been notoriously difficult to nail down for Ontario’s beef farmers. With the wide variety of production practices employed, and the incredible complexity of raising cattle, modeling costs for...
Source: The University of Calgary Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), is the most significant disease in the Alberta beef industry. It accounts for approximately 60-70% of all beef cattle morbidities and it is the primary cause of beef cattle mortality in...
Source: Government of Manitoba Providing adequate nutrition to your breeding herd saves on feed costs and maximizes reproductive performance. It's important to correlate optimum body condition scores (BCS) with the four main feeding stages in a cow's yearly production cycle. Stage...
Source: University of Calgary, Collene Ferguson, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine It’s a common and costly problem for beef producers: Calves sent to feedlots developing potentially fatal bovine respiratory disease (BRD), which can result in animals suffering and significant economic losses. For calves...
Source: Oklahoma State University By D.L. Step, Elisabeth J. Giedt Developing a sound and practical commercial beef cow-calf herd health program requires more than just obtaining a recipe from a cookbook, because production objectives may vary considerably between individual producers. Producers...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Calving can be an exciting but challenging time. Luckily, there are some key actions you can take to set yourself — and your calves — up for success. Whether you are in the middle...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The 2016-2020 Economic, productive and financial performance of Alberta cow/calf operations benchmark report is now available. “This report presents the multi-year performance of cow/calf producers participating in Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development’s (AFRED) AgriProfit$...
Preparing for calving season is always a busy time of year. Depending on the time of year cows start calving will determine what type of preparations and facilities are needed. Nonetheless, cows calving within a defined calving period allow...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The cow-calf industry is characterized by a unique combination of variation and tradition. Wide variety is found in the breeds, people and scale of operations involved. Tradition is firmly rooted in...
Source: Zoetis news release It's never too early to think about a calf's respiratory health. The steps producers take this spring with young calves not only help protect them through grazing season, but can help prepare the calves for a...
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