Top tips for a smooth calving season

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca The most important day of a calf’s life is the first one. There are some key factors that play...

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...

Managing cows before winter sets in

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry A look at some of the issues facing cow-calf producers as temperatures drop. “Feed quality and quantity in the province is...

Selecting the right forage

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Land managers must carefully consider the long-term needs and goals for the forage stand and how it will function...

Preconditioning pays

Source: CertifiedAngusBeef.com Experts agree that a 45-day preconditioning period puts cattle on the path to feedyard success. Research from New Mexico State University found that...

Gestational nutrition & fetal programming

Source: Certified Angus Beef ® Marbling is a lifetime event. So even within the uterus, a cow’s diet can impact the potential beef quality of her...

Results of recent Cow-Calf Production Survey across Canada

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...

Establishing a long term surveillance network to support Canadian beef cattle research

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Implementation of a longitudinal disease surveillance network for cow-calf operations in western Canada Researchers: John Campbell, DVM, DVSc john.campbell@usask.ca John...

Body condition scoring your cow herd

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Importance of Body Condition Scoring to Cattle Producers Body condition is an expression of the amount of body fat that an...

Winter Feeding Programs for Beef Cows and Calves

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Before making management decisions about feeding beef cattle and calves, producers need to answer the following questions: How much feed...
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