Matching cattle type and feedlot performance

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Pete Anderson, former Extension beef cattle specialist Quick facts Starting weight and age greatly affect feed intakes. Large-framed cattle have more...

Managing risk of bovine respiratory disease

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

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Introduction 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?

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Backgrounding refers to growing, feeding and managing steers and heifers from weaning until they enter the feedlot, where...

Do DDGS affect feedlot cattle health?

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. steve.hendrick@usask.ca Steve...
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