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 fluctuations in air temperatures all impact on feed consumption and rates of gain. Over-feeding is costly...
Source:University of Nebraska–Lincoln Resources: Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Jeremy Martin, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Feed costs represent the largest annual operating cost for most commercial cow-calf enterprises. In order to maintain an optimum balance between feed costs and production, feeds must...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Barry Potter - Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Weaning time is stressful for the mother cow and her calf. Traditionally some Ontario cow-calf producers wean calves the day they leave the farm, thus...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Industry data provided by production surveys can serve as a benchmark for production performance across the country. Historical production surveys include the Alberta Cow-Calf Audit (1986-88, 1997-1998) and “Reproductive Efficiency and Calf survival in Ontario Beef...
Source: North Dakota State University Why Consider Drylot? In a practical sense, it means feeding confined cows and calves forages, crop residues and grains that may have more value marketed through cattle than as a cash crop. Many cattlemen manage their...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Economics and Competitiveness The Economics Section, Agriculture and Forestry, works directly with producers across the province through its AgriProfit$ Business Analysis & Research program. Participating cow/calf producers receive a customized business analysis of their operations and...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Factors affecting the adoption and exploitation of data management systems in the Canadian beef industry Researchers: Eric Micheels PhD eric.micheels@usask.ca Eric Micheels, PhD. and Kathy Larson (University of Saskatchewan), and Nathan Erickson DVM (Western College of Veterinary Medicine) Introduction The...
Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine The University of Saskatchewan has announced a five-year partnership and $250,000 contribution from research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. that will support advancements in innovation and leadership at the Livestock and Forage Centre...

Bull valuation

Source: Canfax Research Services, A Division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Bull selection is one of the most important decisions for cow-calf producers, with implications for shortand long-term profitability of the operation. Bulls contribute 50% of the genetic material of the...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Manitoba cattle are subject to considerable environmental stress during the winter months. They must adapt to prolonged cold temperatures and also survive acute conditions such as blizzards and sudden, extremely cold weather. Animals...
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