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: 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)...

Preconditioning cattle

Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association A preconditioned animal is a feeder calf that has been vaccinated, castrated, dehorned and weaned for 30-45 days prior to sale date and has had experience feeding from a bunk. Preconditioning reduces stress and resulting health...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Corn stover can provide a low cost feed source for mid-gestation beef cows. The energy in a cornfield is half in the grain and half in the stover or plant material....
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 of sickness and mortality in the beef feedlot industry (3). Feedlot operators take a variety...
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2021 – Agricultural producers with crop insurance can hay, graze or chop cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage at any time and still receive 100% of the prevented planting payment. Previously, cover crops could only...
7/5/2021 | 12:10 PM CDT Big rigs stacked high with hay rolls are headed to the High Plains and other Western states, as ranchers in drought-stricken areas try to hold on to their herds a little longer. One of the hardest-hit...
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: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs With the recent push towards lighter carcasses, more marbling and earlier slaughter, the role of high grain-corn diets has been reinforced. In some cases diets of whole corn plus supplement are...
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 efficient gains because they are less mature than small-framed cattle at equal weight or age. ...
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