Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association Feeding cattle the best diet for growth is a complicated business. Now, new technology is making it not only easier to do but also more efficient.  Micro-machine technology enables cattle feeders to accurately measure individual additives...
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 as possible. Beef cattle on finishing or full feed rations are typically allowed to eat...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan When choosing feed for livestock, consider its nutritive value, bulkiness or lack of bulk, presence of other substances and health problems related to its use. Hay Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and cubes Dehydrated alfalfa pellets consist of finely ground artificially...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ In the past, livestock were turned out to summer pasture and allowed to walk through and drink from any slough, creek, river, or lake available to them. In the winter, livestock either ate snow, or...
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 fluctuations in air temperatures all impact on feed consumption and rates of gain. Over-feeding is costly...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Backgounding refers to the growing, feeding and managing of steers and heifers from weaning until they enter a feedlot and are placed on a high concentrate finishing ration. The process of backgrounding is...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Grass tetany refers to animals that exhibit tetany-like symptoms frequently associated with cattle being turned out on lush pasture. Grass tetany is a disease caused by low levels of magnesium in blood of cattle. It...
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 move in and out of rations or inclusion rates will change depending on the price,...
Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association On February 11, the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association hosted an information session in Picture Butte, AB, about the challenges of dust management in feedlots, laying out strategies to help operators control the common problem. Subject matter experts...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What is the latest number of cattle in feedlot before going to market? Jason Wood, provincial livestock market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, compares the latest cattle on feed reports and looks at the...
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