Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Decision making tool for cow-calf producers regarding retained ownership of preconditioned calves Preconditioning is a management method that prepares calves to enter the feedlot and can really pay off in a retained ownership or direct...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: C. Wand Reduced Feeding Costs = Increased Profit The significant costs associated with feeding the beef cow have a major impact on the size of the cow-calf sector. High land prices...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, As the calving season ends and producers switch gears toward breeding season, there is an opportunity for producers to evaluate their calving distribution and the impact it has on their bottom line. Now...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry “Stress on plants from last summer and fall, as well as this spring’s weather across most of Alberta has slowed forage growth in pastures and hay fields,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at...
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 Sometimes it can be hard to know where you’re going if you don’t look at where you’ve been. For decades, research and extension organizations have promoted many practices to beef cattle operators with the goals...
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 Campbell, DVM, DVSc, University of Saskatchewan, Cheryl Waldner, DVM, Ph.D., Murray Jekinski, DVM MSc., Steve...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The choice of a season for calving is a fundamental decision made by cow-calf producers. Some surprising research results indicate that there may be some big advantages to breaking with the tradition of...
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: 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 are well known. Castrating and dehorning at a younger age helps to reduce stress and...
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