Producers Can Now Hay, Graze and Chop Cover Crops Anytime and Still Receive Full...

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2021 – Agricultural producers with crop insurance can hay, graze or chop cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage at any...

A Race to Lock in Feed Supplies

7/5/2021 | 12:10 PM CDT As drought worsens, emergency measures are taking place, and cattle producers have begun to ship in hay to survive. (DTN/Progressive...

Managing manure is key to minimizing pen dust

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Pen dust can be a significant issue for livestock welfare and worker health. ‘In Alberta, feedlot dust can develop during periods...

Moving to a higher grain diet?

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs With the recent push towards lighter carcasses, more marbling and earlier slaughter, the role of high...

Matching cattle type and feedlot performance

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Pete Anderson, former Extension beef cattle specialist Quick facts Starting weight and age greatly affect feed intakes. Large-framed cattle have more...

Can corn help to extend winter grazing?

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Lana Haight Grazing pregnant cows in fields during the winter is not new in Western Canada, but no research has been...

Lameness

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.2 There are multiple causes of lameness...

Preconditioning Cattle Reduces Weaning Stress, Improves Feedlot Performance

Weaning is the most stressful time in a beef calf’s life. At this time, calves are being separated from their dams, and may be...

A Fresh Look At Preconditioning Beef Calves

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care by: Dr. Karin Orsel, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary Bovine respiratory disease (BRD),  accounts for most of the disease...

Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle

A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be...
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