Does protein supplementation for pregnant cows improve production?

Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Greg Penner (University of Saskatchewan) COLLABORATORS: Dr. Katie Wood (University of Saskatchewan), Dr. Carolyn Fitzsimmons (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada),...

Livestock-handling assessments to improve the welfare of cattle, pigs and sheep

Source: Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. Email: cheryl.miller@colostate.edu Abstract Assessing animal welfare during handling for veterinary procedures or...

Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from yearling beef heifers and mature cows classified for...

Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Authors: G. Manafiazar, V.S. Baron, L. McKeown, H. Block*, K. Ominski, G. Plastow, and J.A. Basarab Abstract This study quantified methane...

U.C. Davis find feeding low amounts of seaweed to cattle reduces methane emissions 80%

The Guardian reports: Feeding seaweed to cows is a viable long-term method to reduce the emission of planet-heating gases from their burps and flatulence, scientists...

Decision tool will help protect beef herds from Johne’s disease

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Lianne Price With the help of a new risk assessment tool, researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine...

Optimizing feed and forage quality

Source: University of Manitoba BACKGROUND Enteric methane is produced by microbes during digestion of feed in the rumen of cattle. Between 2 and 11% of...

Bale and Silage Wrap from Inexpensive and Robust Biomaterials

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Ontario farms produce 6,912 tonnes/year of plastic waste. LDPE plastic waste accounts for 3,510 tonnes/year, 80% of which derives...

USask researchers put forages to the test in intensive grazing trial

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Lana Haight A University of Saskatchewan graduate student is combining her love of cattle and her keen interest in forages as she seeks...

Beef Herd Management Systems Research Results

The cow-calf industry is characterized by a unique combination of variation and tradition. Wide variety is found in the breeds, people and scale of...

Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle

A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be...
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