Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Calving can be an exciting but challenging time. Luckily, there are some key actions you can take to set yourself — and your calves — up for success. Whether you are in the middle...
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$...
Preparing for calving season is always a busy time of year. Depending on the time of year cows start calving will determine what type of preparations and facilities are needed. Nonetheless, cows calving within a defined calving period allow...
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 found in the breeds, people and scale of operations involved. Tradition is firmly rooted in...
Source: Zoetis news release It's never too early to think about a calf's respiratory health. The steps producers take this spring with young calves not only help protect them through grazing season, but can help prepare the calves for a...
Bull selection is a key decision for cow-calf producers that will have implications for both short- and long-term profitability. A bull represents half of your herd’s genetics and will sire calves to be marketed or represent the future of...
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: Zoetis news release Parsippany, NJ and Amest, IA - Precision animal health technology brings data insights together to help cattle producers make earlier, more informed decisions to help keep animals healthy and productive. The newest tools from Zoetis -...
Source: University of Illinois news release Animal scientist Dan Shike worked with a research team to evaluate drylot systems as an alternative to pasture for beef cows and calves. Beef producers in the upper Midwest know grazing land is in short...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Ensuring newborn calves consume colostrum is one of the most important management strategies cow-calf operations can implement to promote healthy calves. Colostrum provides essential antibodies (like Immunoglobulin G or IgG) to a calf with virtually...
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