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 $250,000 contribution from research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. that will support advancements in innovation and leadership at the Livestock and Forage Centre...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Importance of Body Condition Scoring to Cattle Producers Body condition is an expression of the amount of body fat that an animal is carrying. It is a one management tool that can be used to predict...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Building long-term capacity for resilient cow-calf production systems through creation of a forage industry chair supporting training and research in evaluation and utilization Researchers: Emma McGeough, Ph.D., Karin Wittenberg, Ph.D. and Paul Jefferson, Ph.D. Emma.Mcgeough@umanitoba.ca...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Industry data provided by production surveys can serve as a benchmark for production performance across the country. Historical production surveys include the Alberta Cow-Calf Audit (1986-88, 1997-1998) and “Reproductive Efficiency and Calf survival in Ontario Beef...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Do you know what day you will be breeding your cows this year? With the fixed-time insemination protocol developed by the University of Guelph at the New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station, you...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Reproduction is the single most important factor in the productivity of a cow-calf operation. Body condition (amount of fat cover) is a key factor in reproductive success. New research from the Western College of Veterinary...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Economics and Competitiveness The Economics Section, Agriculture and Forestry, works directly with producers across the province through its AgriProfit$ Business Analysis & Research program. Participating cow/calf producers receive a customized business analysis of their operations and...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Manitoba cattle are subject to considerable environmental stress during the winter months. They must adapt to prolonged cold temperatures and also survive acute conditions such as blizzards and sudden, extremely cold weather. Animals...
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