Finishing Beef Cattle On The Farm

By Paul Beck, David Lalman Print-friendly PDF  Share Fact Sheet  JUMP TO: Selection General Facility Considerations Finishing Options Forage Finishing Grain Finishing in Confinement Grain Finishing...

Ways to reduce your cattle feed bill

brandtbolding/Getty Images COSTLY GRAIN: Beef cattle may not be dining on corn as much this year as higher prices are causing farmers to look at...

Antimicrobial usage in western Canadian cow-calf herds

Source: The Canadian Veterinary Journal Abstract While ongoing surveillance and research initiatives have provided some information on antimicrobial use (AMU) in many livestock commodities, there are...

Custom grazing cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Custom grazing is an arrangement in which one person provides the pasture, water and grazing management expertise for another person’s livestock....

To Sell Or Background Calves? – Introducing The BCRC Backgrounding Calculator

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca “Should I sell or background my calves?” is a question most cow-calf producers face every year. Producers need to project whether...

Ration balancing checklist for cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The protein (CP) and energy (TDN – total digestible nutrients) that an average beef cow needs: Mid pregnancy:...

Alternative Forages and Sample Wintering Rations for Beef Cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Christoph Wand – Livestock Sustainability Specialist/OMAFRA; Anita Heeg – Feed Ingredients and...

The Key To Setting Up A Healthy Calf For Life? Colostrum

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca he following is part two of a series of three posts featuring calving management practices and intervention strategies to help producers...

Time to sweat the small things

Source: Manitoba Cooperator Eking out a little improvement here and there may pay off exponentially for cow-calf producers Contrary to what most learned in elementary school,...

Weaned calves and animal health needs

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives It is expected that cow calf producers will have to deal with increased numbers of weaned calves this fall....
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