Ration balancing checklist for cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The protein (CP) and energy (TDN – total digestible nutrients) that an average beef cow needs: Mid pregnancy:...

Alternative Forages and Sample Wintering Rations for Beef Cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Christoph Wand – Livestock Sustainability Specialist/OMAFRA; Anita Heeg – Feed Ingredients and...

The Key To Setting Up A Healthy Calf For Life? Colostrum

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca he following is part two of a series of three posts featuring calving management practices and intervention strategies to help producers...

Time to sweat the small things

Source: Manitoba Cooperator Eking out a little improvement here and there may pay off exponentially for cow-calf producers Contrary to what most learned in elementary school,...

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...

Weaned calves and animal health needs

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....

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...

Eleven ways to avoid feed waste this winter

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Harvesting, storing and delivering a beef herd’s winter rations are the largest expense for most operations. Even small improvements...

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...
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