Source: BMC Veterinary Research, Carla Surlis, Keelan McNamara, Eoin O’Hara, Sinead Waters, Marijke Beltman, Joseph Cassidy and, David Kenny Background Caesarean section is a routine veterinary obstetrical procedure employed to alleviate dystocia in cattle. However, CS, particularly before the onset of labour, is known to negatively affect neonatal respiration and metabolic adaptation in humans, though there...
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), Dr. Lorraine Doepel (University of Calgary) Background: As a calf grows, the nutrient requirements of the cow...
Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary In the cow-calf industry, minimizing calf morbidity and mortality is key to maximizing growth and performance of the calf crop until weaning. Ensuring each calf receives an adequate dose of high quality colostrum greatly...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology Exploring the compositional characteristics of rumen eukaryotic community can expand our understanding of their role in rumen function and feed efficiency. In this study, we applied metatranscriptomics to characterize the active rumen eukaryotic community (protozoa and...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Identification of causal mutations located in distortion regions in beef cattle genome associated with bull and cow fertility and its links to feed efficiency Researchers: Angela Canovas Ph.D. acanovas@uoguelph.ca Angela Canovas Ph.D., Katie Wood Ph.D., and Eduardo...
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 Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Manure, when used properly, is a valuable resource for the cropping or forage sectors, but handling it comes with a cost. While many producers extensively winter feed their cattle which reduces or eliminates the cost...
Source: Alberta Beef Producers PROJECT NO.: FRG.13.15 LEAD RESEARCHER: Dr. Akim Omokanye (Peace Country Beef and Forage Association) COLLABORATORS: Liisa Vihvelin, Lekshmi Sreekumar (Peace Country Beef and Forage Association), Dianne Westerlund (Chinook Applied Research Association) Background: Pastureland accounts for 43% of total farm area...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Hünerberg, M., Little, S.M., Beauchemin, K.A., McGinn, S.M., O'Connor, D., Okine, E.K., Harstad, O.M., Kröbel, R., and McAllister, T.A. (2014). "Feeding high concentrations of corn dried distillers' grains decreases methane, but increases nitrous oxide emissions...
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