Feed and bedding alternatives

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...

Micro-machine helps reduce feedlot waste

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...

Remote pasture water systems for livestock

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,...

Housing requirements for backgrounding beef cattle

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...

Tetany problems in beef cows

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...

Growth implants for beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Growth promoting implants have been available for many years in several forms. The two major classes of implants...

Bloat in Cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Introduction This publication provides information on the causes, control, and treatment of bloat in cattle and is intended for livestock producers,...

Cattle feeders get serious about dust

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...

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...

Canada’s feedlot sector in the West is growing

The feedlot sector in the West is growing again, according to the Canfax annual demographic survey of finishing feedlots in Alberta and Saskatchewan with...
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