Source: University of Alberta, Michael Brown U of A research could help ranchers adapt to climate change and preserve vital ecosystems. Ranchers who frequently rotate cattle between fields — resembling how bison once moved across Canada’s prairie — build drought resistance into...
NovaVive Inc., an animal health immunobiology company, today announced that a paper has been published in the Australian Veterinary Journal (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.13156). The paper, “The innate immune stimulant Amplimune® is safe to administer to young feedlot cattle”, summarizes a research study conducted by CSIRO,...
Source: University of Saskatchewan RESEARCHERS Genetic and genomic factors influencing gestational length in beef cattle Dr. Mika Asai-Coakwell (PhD), College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan mika.asai-coakwell@usask.ca College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan: Dr. Bart Lardner (PhD), Dr. Greg Penner...
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: Science Direct F.S.Baier*, T.Grandin, T.E.EnglePAS, S.L.Archibeque, J.J.WagnerPAS, L.N.Edwards-Callaway Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523 ABSTRACT Objective Production diseases, such as liver abscesses, can affect cattle performance; however, the well-being implications are not well understood. The purpose of this...
Purdue University reports: Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour. The team of...
Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary The objectives of this project will help identify traits in the cow/calf industry associated with improved feed efficiency and reduced enteric methane emissions in forage-fed animals. Traditional feed efficiency measures (ie RFI) are challenging...
Source:  University of Saskatchewan, Joanne Paulson Under his watchful eye, approximately 156 steers have been munching new forage varieties on 140 acres at the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence, south of Clavet. Lardner is a professor in...
Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Abstract This study quantified methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) production from beef heifers and cows classified for residual feed intake adjusted for off-test backfat thickness (RFIfat) and reared in drylot during cold winter temperatures....
Source: Government of Canada Citation Alemu, A.W., Janzen, H.H., Little, S., Hao, X.Y., Thompson, D.J., Baron, V., Iwaasa, A., Beauchemin, K.A., Kröbel, R., 2017. Assessment of grazing management on farm greenhouse gas intensity of beef production systems in the Canadian Prairies...
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