Feedlot health: receiving, respiratory disease and bloat

Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Ideally, all calves entering a feedlot should be low risk and preconditioned. Getting newly arrived animals to eat and...

Cattle handling in feedlots

Source: Canadian Cattlemen's Association The goal of people handling cattle (handlers) is to minimize the stress on their herds. Prolonged stress can make an animal...

How To Get New Feedlot Calves Settled And Gaining Quickly; Advice From Producers, Veterinarians...

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Getting calves settled, keeping them healthy and getting them gaining involves serious management that considers many variables. A successful program...

Feeding high-grain rations to feedlot cattle

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Least cost-formulation of rations is dependent on commodity pricing and availability, which means that ingredients will...

Water

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 2.2 Cattle need access to water of adequate...

Feed Options for Holding Feedlot Cattle Gain

Source: Government of Saskatchewan, Murray Feist, M.Sc., P.Ag., Provincial Livestock Specialist, Livestock Branch Placement of finished feedlot cattle to the packing industry has been significantly reduced...

Valuing energy and protein in your livestock feeds

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestr Should I purchase feed for my livestock based on protein content or energy content? Depending on the type of animal you...

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...

Alternative feeds for beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Straw Straw is a good alternative feed for beef cows when it is properly supplemented. See the beef section...

Managing pregnant heifers in the feedlot

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.5 On occasion, pregnant heifers may end up...
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