Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine Cheryl L. Waldner, Sarah Parker, Sheryl Gow, Devon J. Wilson, and John R. Campbell Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4 (Waldner, Parker, Campbell); Public Health Agency...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Creep feeding beef calves on pasture is an option you may want to consider. In the past, the costs of creep feeding, including labour, management and purchasing creep feed, made the process questionable....
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program. Eligible beef cow-calf producers can now access cost shared funding of up to 75...
Patrick Cooley The Columbus Dispatch County Line Meats lost a large portion of its customer base when Ohio temporarily shuttered most restaurants in mid-March last year. Then it faced lingering uncertainty as the hospitality industry navigated pandemic-related restrictions and patrons stayed...
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 On Pasture Live Weight to Retail Cuts Postmortem Aging Effects on Beef Tenderness Rural landowners often...
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 cheaper feed options for not only summer, but also fall and winter. It requires creative...
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 no recent reports for Canadian cow-calf herds. Antimicrobial use data were collected in 2014 for...
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. Custom grazing is commonly done with stocker cattle, but can also involve cows with calves...
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 it will be profitable to feed their calves on a backgrounding program rather than sell...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives The protein (CP) and energy (TDN – total digestible nutrients) that an average beef cow needs: Mid pregnancy: 7% CP and 55% TDN Late pregnancy: 9% CP and 60% TDN After calving: 11...
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