Fate of antibiotics on the farm

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Manure from beef and dairy operations is often stockpiled or composted to reduce its volume and stabilize nutrients before being...

Feeding moldy grain to cattle

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Alfredo DiCostanzo, Extension animal scientist and Michael Murphy, former professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts Mold can grow on grain...

Does protein supplementation for pregnant cows improve production?

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),...

Livestock-handling assessments to improve the welfare of cattle, pigs and sheep

Source: Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. Email: cheryl.miller@colostate.edu Abstract Assessing animal welfare during handling for veterinary procedures or...

Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from yearling beef heifers and mature cows classified for...

Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Authors: G. Manafiazar, V.S. Baron, L. McKeown, H. Block*, K. Ominski, G. Plastow, and J.A. Basarab Abstract This study quantified methane...

U.C. Davis find feeding low amounts of seaweed to cattle reduces methane emissions 80%

The Guardian reports: Feeding seaweed to cows is a viable long-term method to reduce the emission of planet-heating gases from their burps and flatulence, scientists...

Decision tool will help protect beef herds from Johne’s disease

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Lianne Price With the help of a new risk assessment tool, researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine...

Optimizing feed and forage quality

Source: University of Manitoba BACKGROUND Enteric methane is produced by microbes during digestion of feed in the rumen of cattle. Between 2 and 11% of...

Bale and Silage Wrap from Inexpensive and Robust Biomaterials

Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Executive Summary Ontario farms produce 6,912 tonnes/year of plastic waste. LDPE plastic waste accounts for 3,510 tonnes/year, 80% of which derives...

USask researchers put forages to the test in intensive grazing trial

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Lana Haight A University of Saskatchewan graduate student is combining her love of cattle and her keen interest in forages as she seeks...
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