Best practices for RFID ear tag application

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ At the heart of Alberta’s cattle traceability system is the ability to trace individual animals through the use of radio...

Preconditioning

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Preconditioning is a management method that prepares calves to enter the feedlot and can really pay off in a retained...

Measuring and mitigating pain during castration

Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Karen SchwartzkopfGenswein, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and Ed Pajor, Ph.D. (University of Calgary) OTHER RESEARCHERS: Eugene Janzen, D.V.M; M.V.S.)...

Early weaning during drought

Source: Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC In a traditional sense, calves are weaned at six to seven months of age. However, during a drought, forage is...

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...

The effects of spring versus summer calving on beef cattle reproductive and growth performance...

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Durunna, O.N., Girardin, L.C., Scott, S.L., Robins, C.D., Block, H.C., Iwaasa, A.D., Khakbazan, M., and Lardner, H.A. (2014). "The effects...

Weaning

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.6 Weaning is the process of eliminating milk...

Cow-calf production

Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association As with most wild and domesticated grazing animals, beef calves are usually born in the spring. Calving is timed to coincide with the...

The Cost-Benefit Of Using Vaccines: Bovine Respiratory Disease

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the costliest health issues facing the beef industry today. While a lot of research on...

Antimicrobial usage in western Canadian cow-calf herds

Source: The Canadian Veterinary Journal Abstract While ongoing surveillance and research initiatives have provided some information on antimicrobial use (AMU) in many livestock commodities, there are...
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