Winter Feed Cost Comparison Calculator – Managing Variable Costs

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Winter feed is the largest year-over-year variable cost faced by producers. A cow-calf operation feeding a predominantly purchased hay ration to 100 head for 180 days could...

Calculating net returns from preconditioning programs

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.c Low calf prices, low feed costs and good grass conditions make hardy arguments for retained ownership. Depending on the...

Low Quality Forage with DDGS for Pregnant Cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs There has been an increase in corn production in North America in recent years, leading to...

Evaluating premiums for weaned calves marketed with value-added management characteristics

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Evaluating Premiums for Weaned Calves Marketed with Value-Added Management Characteristics Researchers: Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan   Jill Hobbs and Eric Micheels, University of...

Antimicrobial usage in western Canadian cow-calf herds

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine Cheryl L. Waldner, Sarah Parker, Sheryl Gow, Devon J. Wilson, and John R. Campbell Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences Western College of...

The value of special calf sales

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The benefits of adopting best management practices associated with vaccinations, early disbudding/dehorning and castration, and other preconditioning criteria...

Coping with hay shortages in beef cow wintering rations

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Christoph Wand - Beef Cattle, Sheep and Goat Nutritionist/OMAFRA Poor summer weather conditions and...

Economics of raising or buying heifers for beef cow replacements

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca The cost of herd replacement accounts for about 10% of total cow-calf cost of production (based on the 2013-17 average)....

Improving immune response in newborn calves

Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Characterization of Fcy (gamma) receptor II (CD32) on B lymphocytes and its role in modulation of antibody responses in neonates” Project No.:...

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...
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