Colostrum Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2.1 Colostrum has an important influence on the...

Ways to minimize calf scours outbreak

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Calf scours, or neonatal calf diarrhea, is a common source of sickness and death in calves under a month of age. Affected...

Everything You Need to Know About Electric Fencing

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction Building a good electric fence is like anything else, you get out what you put in. If you use...

Additional Facilities for Calving Cows

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 1.3 Beef cows typically calve outside. If...

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...
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