Matching cattle type and feedlot performance
Feedlot November 2, 2020
Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Pete Anderson, former Extension beef cattle specialist
Starting weight and age greatly affect feed intakes.
Large-framed cattle have more...
Managing risk of bovine respiratory disease
Feedlot January 14, 2020
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.1
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a leading cause...
Understanding the Cattle Market Sliding Scale
Feedlot January 22, 2019
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/
A cattle feeder should be able to answer these three questions: 1) when will the cattle “finish”, 2) what is...
Moving to a higher grain diet?
Feedlot May 26, 2021
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
With the recent push towards lighter carcasses, more marbling and earlier slaughter, the role of high...
Minerals, vitamins and macrominerals for beef cattle
Feedlot April 16, 2020
Source: Government of Saskatchewan
Mineral Requirements for animals
Mineral requirements are based on the type, weight and age, as well as the rate of performance (weight gain,...
Micro-machine helps reduce feedlot waste
Feedlot November 5, 2018
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...
Cattle handling in feedlots
Feedlot June 25, 2020
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...
Managing pregnant heifers in the feedlot
Feedlot May 12, 2020
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...
Housing requirements for backgrounding beef cattle
Feedlot October 21, 2020
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Backgrounding refers to growing, feeding and managing steers and heifers from weaning until they enter the feedlot, where...
Do DDGS affect feedlot cattle health?
Feedlot April 16, 2019
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council
Project Title: Effect of Alternative Feeding Dried Distillers Grains on Animal Health in Feedlot Cattle
Researchers: Steve Hendrick, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org Steve...
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