Calving systems in Ontario

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...

Beef cow rations and winter feeding guidelines

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and...

Two-stage weaning fact sheet

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care A Fact Sheet for the Canadian Beef Industry by: Dr. Melissa Moggy Weaning is the process of stopping calves from drinking...

Winter feeding options for calves

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Many producers may be looking at retaining animals on the farm this fall, in particular producers who would normally...

Reproduction and calving management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2 The majority of beef cows calve without...

Cattle vaccine basics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Joe Armstrong, DVM, Extension educator, cattle production systems Quick facts: The goal of vaccination is to provide protection from disease through immune...

Calculating net returns from preconditioning programs

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.c Low calf prices, low feed costs and good grass conditions make hardy arguments for retained ownership. Depending on the...

Preconditioning pays

Source: CertifiedAngusBeef.com Experts agree that a 45-day preconditioning period puts cattle on the path to feedyard success. Research from New Mexico State University found that...

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...
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