Source: Michigan State University Extension Ask two or more beef cattle veterinarians about weaning beef calf management, also referred to as preconditioning, and you are bound to get different recommendations for protocols to follow. This does not mean one is...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs  Introduction In analyzing the cow-calf industry, the four factors that are more commonly used by producers as influencing profit are: weaning weight of the calves percent of cows weaning calves annual cost...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives It is expected that cow calf producers will have to deal with increased numbers of weaned calves this fall. Market opportunities for the fall calf run are uncertain. Drought in many parts of the...
Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary The objectives of this project will help identify traits in the cow/calf industry associated with improved feed efficiency and reduced enteric methane emissions in forage-fed animals. Traditional feed efficiency measures (ie RFI) are challenging...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Johne’s disease has been a lingering threat to the beef industry for decades, and cases appear to be on the rise. It is often difficult to measure these increases, because infected herds can go unnoticed due...
VHP-approved DOSTO® Caps serve as preventative measure for gut health issues  Canadian dairy and beef farmers have an innovative, all-natural new option to support the health and performance of calves while reducing reliance on antimicrobial use. CBS Bio Platforms is working with...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Beef cows are amazing mothers, especially during periods of drought or excess moisture when pasture quality and/or quantity are limited. The cow will sacrifice her body condition and ultimately next year's reproductive performance...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Reduced feeding costs can increase profit The significant costs associated with feeding the beef cow have a major impact on the size of the cow-calf sector. High land prices and decreased forage production have...
Source: Oklahoma State University Many cattle ranchers are turning bulls in with their cows and heifers this time of year, and Mark Johnson, beef cattle breeding specialist for Oklahoma State University Extension, has some tips for a successful breeding season. “It’s always a...
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...
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