Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln,  Lindsay Waechter-Mead, DVM, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator, Kacie McCarthy, UNL Cow-Calf Specialist The long, hot days of summer are a stark contrast from the cold nights of calving season.  However, now is the time to start...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Although there are some concerns of increasing costs and dry pasture, there is reason to be optimistic about fall calf prices,” says Ann Boyda, livestock economist with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. “Calf...
Source: University of Maryland Extension WEANING Weaning is one of the most stressful times for calves, and it doesn’t help that it’s also the most common time to give vaccinations. No one wants to work their cattle more than necessary. The WHEN...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction The following identifies and quantifies 10 of the most profitable management practices for cow-calf production. The techniques were evaluated in terms of net economic benefit (revenue generated by a practice less...
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 assistance. However, careful monitoring of calving cows ensures that assistance, when needed, can be provided...
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...
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