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Impact of winter feeding and vaccination strategies on carcass outcomes in beef cattle

Source: Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Project Details At this Johnson Research Field, MBFI is researching cow-calf nutrition and needle-free vaccination. This page provides information about this...

Environmental and economic value of forage and grassland in Manitoba

Source: University of Manitoba, The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment Grasslands cover approximately one third, or 2.4 million hectares, of the total farm...

University of Manitoba on-farm study: flowering habitats for pollinators and natural enemies of pests

Source: Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives Pollinators and natural enemies of pests may improve the health of agroecosystems. Have you considered practices to enhance them...

Castration of Calves

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs FACTSHEET written by: Dr. Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian, Disease Prevention (Runinants)/OMAFRA Castration Defined Castration of a bull (male)...

CHEMICAL PASTE DISBUDDING FACT SHEET

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care A Fact Sheet for the Canadian Beef Industry Dr. Melissa Moggy Purpose of Disbudding All breeds of cattle are either naturally horned...

Relationship between beef heifer residual feed intake and productivity as cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ C. Callum*, G. Crow*, K. Ominski*, V.S. Baron†, L. McKeown‡ J. Basarab§. *University of Manitoba, †Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, ‡Livestock...

EVALUATION OF LOW HEAT UNIT CORN HYBRIDS FOR BACKGROUNDING BEEF CALVES

By: Stephanie McMillan MSc, Dr. Gregory Penner, Dr. John McKinnon, Kathy Larson MSc, Federico Añez-Osuna MSc, Dr. Daalkhaijav Damiran, and Dr. Bart Lardner Introduction In western...

Feed Efficiency on Pasture

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: 0010-002 Lead Researcher: Dr. John Basarab (AB Agriculture and Forestry) & Dr. Kim Ominski (University of MB) Collaborators: Dr. Vern Baron,...

Use of electric prods on cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: C. Richardson and N. Noecker Electric prods are commonly used to move cattle into and through...

Investigation of alternatives to ionophores/antibiotic management strategies in finishing cattle

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Finishing beef cattle are commonly fed ionophores (monensin, lasalocid) to control and prevent coccidiosis and ruminal acidosis by altering...
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