Source: CanFax 2020 Results Executive summary The 2020 CDN COP Network is made up of 25 cow-calf and 3 dairy-beef production systems with 115 participants across Canada. The Network represents a wide variety of production systems varying in animal performance traits, economies...
Source:  Translational Animal Science Jennifer M Pearson, Edmond A Pajor, Nigel A Caulkett, Michel Levy, John R Campbell, M Claire Windeyer, Benchmarking calving management practices on western Canada cow–calf operations, Translational Animal Science, Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 1446–1459, https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz107 Abstract: Benchmarking...
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: U.S. National Library of Medicine Cheryl L. Waldner, Sarah Parker, Sheryl Gow, Devon J. Wilson, and John R. Campbell Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4 (Waldner, Parker, Campbell); Public Health Agency...
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 added to the land. Until recently, little was known about what happens to antibiotics once...
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 in the field, storage or feed bunk. Molds and mycotoxins can harm cattle and lower...
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: 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 loading onto a truck is simpler than is assessing welfare in housing. The first step...
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 (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) production from beef heifers and cows classified for residual feed...
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 have found. Researchers who put a small amount of seaweed into the feed of cattle over...
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