Early weaning stretches forage supply and reduces winter feed needs for beef cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ One of the simplest ways to change the pasture requirements for beef cattle is early weaning. Not only does it...

Economics of raising or buying heifers for beef cow replacements

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca The cost of herd replacement accounts for about 10% of total cow-calf cost of production (based on the 2013-17 average)....

Electric fencing helps manage cattle on pasture

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs A major limiting factor for beef production in Ontario is lack of fencing. With the spread of...

Best practices for RFID ear tag application

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ At the heart of Alberta’s cattle traceability system is the ability to trace individual animals through the use of radio...

Producers with large herds are believers in low stress weaning

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is the second in a two part series. See part one about the research behind two-stage...

Drylot beef cow-calf production

Source: North Dakota State University Why Consider Drylot? In a practical sense, it means feeding confined cows and calves forages, crop residues and grains that may...

Early weaning during drought

Source: Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC In a traditional sense, calves are weaned at six to seven months of age. However, during a drought, forage is...

The importance of precalculating pasture days

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Each pasture season has its challenges whether its periodic drought or cool weather that can slow or halt forage growth,...

Are there lessons from the TB investigation for cow-calf producers?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The follow-up on the initial tuberculosis (TB) positive cow from Canada detected at slaughter in the...

Bovine Trichomoniasis: a cattle producer’s nightmare of a veneral disease

Source: Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC One reproductive disease that all cattle ranchers find disastrous to a cowherd is Bovine Trichomoniasis also known as Trich. Bovine Trichomoniasis...
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