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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...

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...

Managing heat stress in feedlot cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Temperatures above 80F and 90F put cattle at moderate and high risk, respectively. Heavy, dark-hided or poor immune...

Replacing water with clean snow for ewes and beef cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: C. Wand – Beef, Sheep and Goat Nutritionist/OMAFRA; C. Richardson – Animal Care...

Water quality research first project in state-of-the-art metabolism barn and labs

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Lana Haight The first scientific study in the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Metabolism Barn at the Livestock and Forage Centre...

Determining the minimum fibre requirement for feedlot cattle

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Determining the minimum fibre requirement for feedlot cattle and improving the empirical prediction of ruminal pH Researchers: Greg Penner...

New drug protocol may reduce pain during castration

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Amanda Loeffen A Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researcher and his team are looking into new options for pain...

Improved forage oats

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Project No.: 0009-027 Research Institution: University of Saskatchewan Lead Researcher: Bruce Coulman Background: Barley and oats are important annual forage crops used in western Canada...

Efficacy of Micro-Aid® on Ruminal Methane Production

Download complete article  Widespread concern over global warming has spurred an emerging need to mitigate the release of “Cow Flatulence” which is lost as methane...
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