Source: VBP+ Crops intended for grain, when faced with damage, can be re-directed for livestock feed. It is an efficient way to utilize resources. There are many scenarios where enough damage occurs for re-direction to happen, but drought, flooding and hail...
Animal scientist Dan Shike worked with a research team to evaluate drylot systems as an alternative to pasture for beef cows and calves. By Lauren Quinn URBANA, Ill. – Beef producers in the upper Midwest know grazing land is in short supply....
Source: Merck Animal Health news release Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the release of SenseHub Feedlot, an...
Source: Canadian Cattlemen's Association The success of a feedlot is greatly dependent on the health of the cattle. One of the keys to keeping the animals healthy is to control disease in the feedlot. This begins with the purchase of...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Key Points Vaccines train the animal’s immune system to recognize disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and parasites (infectious pathogens) so that it can respond quickly when the animal is exposed to the real thing. Vaccines need to...

Wheat for Animal Feed

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Based on fluctuations in commodity pricing, wheat may become attractive in ruminant diets, replacing a portion of corn and barley in rations. Traditionally, the milling of wheat produces flour for human use...
Source: Science Direct F.S.Baier*, T.Grandin, T.E.EnglePAS, S.L.Archibeque, J.J.WagnerPAS, L.N.Edwards-Callaway Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523 ABSTRACT Objective Production diseases, such as liver abscesses, can affect cattle performance; however, the well-being implications are not well understood. The purpose of this...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What is vitamin E? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required for animal growth, to maintain immune function, animal health, and prevent muscular dystrophy in young calves. Do feeds have adequate amounts of vitamin E? Current...
Source: Canadian Beef Grading Agency One development in the Canadian Grading System was implementation of the computer vision grading system e+v Technology (VIA technology: VBS 2000, E+V GmbH, Germany). The system’s original LED cameras have since been updated with digital...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 3.3.3 Nutritional disorders associated with high energy feeding include acidosis (grain overload), liver abscesses, and laminitis. In most cases, acidosis is the...
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