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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 on your farm? If so, the University of Manitoba wants to partner with you for...
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 system cattle are at higher risk. Heat stress causes poor feed intake, reduced daily gain...
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 rumen fermentation. Finishing beef cattle are often fed antibiotics, specifically tylosin phosphate, to reduce the...
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 handling facilities and onto trucks. The prod is a tool designed to assist the handler...
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 gas. Diet modification through the use of Micro-Aid®, an all-natural, feed additive, is one means...
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 Specialist/OMAFRA Clean snow can be an economical water source for mature Ontario ewes and beef cows....
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 Ph.D. and Katie Wood Ph.D. greg.penner@usask.ca Greg Penner Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan); Katie Wood Ph.D. (University...
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 management during castration of beef calves. WCVM assistant professor Dr. Diego Moya is investigating whether lidocaine,...
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 of Excellence will identify how different levels of sulphates in water affect beef cattle. “A lot...
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 for silage, green feed and swath grazing. Barley has been more widely used because it...
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