Transporting animals during cold weather

Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reminds anyone involved in handling or transporting animals to take appropriate measures to protect...

Improving efficiencies in a feedlot feeding program

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Looking for opportunities for production efficiencies on-farm is an important aspect of improving your bottom line....

Rations for finishing beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Rations for finishing beef cattle are high energy rations designed to put gain on as rapidly and efficiently...

Minimizing excessive pen dust

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry This factsheet looks at ways that feedlot operations can reduce the dust that can cause animal health and performance issues. Feedlot...

Straw as a roughage source for beef cattle

Source: Source: Government of Saskatchewan The nutrients contained in roughage are determined by their stage of maturity at harvest. Generally, the earlier the stage of harvest,...

Feeding and caring for incoming feedlot cattle

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

NIR could make screenings more attractive for feedlots

Source: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Project Title: Determination of energy content and utilization of feedlot ingredients using NIRS Researchers: Raylene Boehmer, Senior Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds, LethbridgeRaylene.Boehmer@Hiprofeeds.com Darryl Gibb PhD,...

Nutritional disorders associated with high energy feeding

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.3 Nutritional disorders associated with high energy...

Fecal starch analysis – What can it tell you about your feedlot ration? An...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Monitoring starch digestion in feedlot cattle is an important aspect of assessing feed utilization efficiency, managing...

Backgrounding feeder cattle nutrition

Source: Government of Saskatchewan The primary objective of backgrounding is to ensure optimal growth and development of the muscle and frame of the calf, while...
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