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 the uptake of feeding corn byproducts such as corn stover to cows as a low-quality...
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 frequency identification (RFID) ear tags approved by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA), which is...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Each pasture season has its challenges whether its periodic drought or cool weather that can slow or halt forage growth, cattle numbers change as beef producers adjust to markets and overhead costs always seem to...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Beef cows need little babying. There is one exception that cannot be overlooked! That is the period prior to calving, and the weeks following it. Pre Calving Nutrition – The nutrition of the cow in...
Source:  Translational Animal Science Jennifer M Pearson, Edmond A Pajor, Nigel A Caulkett, Michel Levy, John R Campbell, M Claire Windeyer, Benchmarking calving management practices on western Canada cow–calf operations, Translational Animal Science, Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 1446–1459, https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz107 Abstract: Benchmarking...
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.: 0007-110 Research Institution: University of Guelph Lead Researcher: Dr. Patricia Shewen Background: Newborn calves are susceptible to many microorganisms...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The 2016-2020 Economic, productive and financial performance of Alberta cow/calf operations benchmark report is now available. “This report presents the multi-year performance of cow/calf producers participating in Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development’s (AFRED) AgriProfit$...
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...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle, Appendix C The basis of a cow–calf enterprise is a healthy cow with a healthy nursing calf. Knowing when and how to help...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Building long-term capacity for resilient cow-calf production systems through creation of a forage industry chair supporting training and research in evaluation and utilization Researchers: Emma McGeough, Ph.D., Karin Wittenberg, Ph.D. and Paul Jefferson, Ph.D. Emma.Mcgeough@umanitoba.ca...
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