Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Pen dust can be a significant issue for livestock welfare and worker health. ‘In Alberta, feedlot dust can develop during periods of prolonged dry weather,’ says Trevor Wallace, nutrient management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry....
Source: Government of Saskatchewan When faced with a shortage of feed, you often can still maintain your livestock herd. You may have to use feeds on which you normally would not rely. You may have to cull. You will have...
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: Canadian Cattlemen's Assocation The cattle cycle is propelled by a free market profit cycle that begins with consumer preference for beef. In a free market economy, stronger beef demand leads to stronger fed cattle demand; this leads to stronger...
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Alfredo DiCostanzo, Extension animal scientist Quick facts Distillers grains have 25 to 35 percent protein dry matter content. Always check and adjust sulfur content in the diet to avoid poor performance. Be prepared to store distillers...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Introduction The feeder cattle market is more volatile than the slaughter cattle market, as well as more likely to show considerable price variation between regions. As a result of this complexity and variability, an organized and...
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 use alternative feeds such as corn gluten feed, distillers byproducts or small grains to improve...
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 registered for use in Canada consist of either estrogenic compounds (estradiol benzoate, estradiol 17B, zeranol)...
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 common needs for antibiotic use in feedlots. It is difficult to develop effective vaccines for respiratory...
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...
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