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...

Reducing feed cost of gain in the feedlot

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Alfredo DiCostanzo, Extension animal scientist and Hugh Chester-Jones, professor, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Sciences Quick facts You can...

Can prebiotics and probiotics help avoid respiratory disease and antimicrobial treatment in beef cattle?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Researchers: Trevor Alexander PhD, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein PhD, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada   Background  Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is among the most...

Beef cow rations and winter feeding guidelines

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Feeding beef cattle during Saskatchewan winters can be a challenging experience. Frame size, body condition, feed quality, types of feed and...

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...

Prevalence and lameness-associated risk factors in Alberta feedlot cattle

Source: Jessica Davis-Unger, Karen S G Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Ed A Pajor, Steve Hendrick, Sonia Marti, Craig Dorin, Karin Orsel, Prevalence and lameness-associated risk factors in...

Housing requirements for backgrounding beef cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Backgrounding refers to growing, feeding and managing steers and heifers from weaning until they enter the feedlot, where...
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