Bull valuation

Source: Canfax Research Services, A Division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Bull selection is one of the most important decisions for cow-calf producers, with implications for shortand long-term profitability of the operation. Bulls contribute 50% of the genetic material of the...
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.) (University of Calgary), and Pain and Animal Welfare Group (University of Calgary) Objectives: To evaluate the relative...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, Editor’s note: The following is part four of a four-part series that helps you to evaluate different breeding programs, which bulls are optimal for your herd, and how much they’re worth. (See part one, part two and part three). Different traits...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is part two of a four-part series that will help you to evaluate different breeding programs, which bulls are optimal for your herd, and how much they’re worth. (See part one). Bull...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Preventative activities In consultation with a veterinarian, develop an annual vaccination program. Keep accurate records of dates and products administered to the herd. Provide a balanced ration to cows both pre- and post-calving. Consult with...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Calving is a natural process, but sometimes disease, weather, and many other factors can cause stress. How can beef producers best prepare newborn calves to get a healthy start? What are some effective ways to...
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: 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 animal is carrying. It is a one management tool that can be used to predict...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction In analyzing the cow-calf industry, the four factors that are more commonly used by producers as influencing profit are: weaning weight of the calves percent of cows weaning calves annual cost...
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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