Toe tip necrosis syndrome (TTNS), a painful disease that mainly affects the hind feet of cattle, was once thought to be a rare occurrence in North American feedlots. But based on recent studies conducted at the Western College of Veterinary...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca How three 5% changes increase increase profit by more than 300%  A “precision rancher” is someone who, recognizing that agriculture operates on small margins, utilizes every technology, production practice and management technique that is appropriate for...
Source: Canadian Cattlemen's Association The Issues Management Monthly column highlights the work being done to address beef industry issues by Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) staff, featuring Manager, Public and Stakeholder Engagement Tom Lynch-Staunton.  On April 1, 2018 we entered into a...
These are interesting times in the beef industry. Our producers face numerous challenges such as declining cattle numbers across the world and consumer concerns about environmental impacts and animal welfare. At the same time, new markets, including those in...
Source:  Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on low stress weaning. In part two, you’ll hear directly from producers with large herds that use these methods. There is way more to it...
Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: - This week in markets - Fed cattle are down on the week on light trade volume. Feeder cattle ended the week steady to $3 higher. Choice box beef price fell...
If you thought juggling kids and a career was tough, try balancing the needs of animals, the environment and society-at-large, all while turning a profit. It’s no small challenge, but one that Blain and Naomi Hjertaas have tackled full...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca While the old nursery rhyme says Mary the contrary used several odd techniques to get her garden to grow, Canadian beef producers are relying more on new forage varieties, new forage blends and new management...
While beef producers know what it takes to be successful today, many are less comfortable planning for future success. As with many aspects of their operation, identifying the obstacles and getting an early start are critical to achieving the...
This is the third post in our Spotlight on the Speakers series, featuring speakers from February’s Alberta Beef Industry Conference. This week we spoke with Mark Sheridan, president of Hester Creek Estate Winery in B.C., to learn more about the Vintners’ Quality Alliance...
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