Winter Feed Cost Comparison Calculator – Managing Variable Costs

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Winter feed is the largest year-over-year variable cost faced by producers. A cow-calf operation feeding a predominantly purchased hay ration to 100 head for 180 days could...

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...

Creep Feeding Calves

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Creep-feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to calves in order to increase their average daily gain and weaning weight....

Canola Supplementation in Late Gestation Cows Increases Calf Growth

Source: Livestock Gentec The growth performance of beef calves may be improved using prenatal supplementation of canola in cows Researchers from USask found that canola-fat based pellet...

What’s The Most Profitable Post-Weaning Choice For Your Calves? Try Our Updated Calculator!

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Drought conditions across the country this year remind us of the importance of a drought management plan. Diversifying a...

Make or break: cow nutrition pre and post calving

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Beef cows need little babying. There is one exception that cannot be overlooked! That is the period prior...

Body Condition Scoring

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Body condition scoring is a management tool designed to assess body reserves or fat accumulation of an animal. It is a...

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...

Tips For Starting Lightweight Calves On Feed

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Many cow-calf producers from B.C. through Ontario are planning to wean and sell their calves earlier this year. Others are reluctant to sell lightweight calves...

Cow-calf profitability calculator

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...
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