Improvements in health and carcass grades are two of the potential benefits unlocked from rations that include phytogenic feed additives. Phytogenic feed additives (PFA) are a combination of the bioactive and flavoring components of plant-derived substances including essential oils, herbs,...
Farmers and ranchers are truly the toughest of people. The margins rarely ever make sense. The continuous stress of it all doesn’t make sense. And that’s in a good year. Now let’s add in a widespread drought. Watching the crops wither away in front...
It seems ironic that not too long ago, I injured my foot doing what I love to do to relieve stress – walking for miles on our country sideroads. I should have stopped when I felt the initial pain...
On the surface, it can be hard to see any difference between stress and anxiety. After all, they're both the negative emotional experiences that can make you feel exhausted and irritable, reduce your concentration and leave you spending your...
We, veterinarians, are using more and more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). One of the big areas to focus on is the pain associated with calving. You, together with your veterinarian, should develop a plan for when it comes to...
Patrick Cooley The Columbus Dispatch County Line Meats lost a large portion of its customer base when Ohio temporarily shuttered most restaurants in mid-March last year. Then it faced lingering uncertainty as the hospitality industry navigated pandemic-related restrictions and patrons stayed...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, Carbon is a hot topic these days with individuals, organizations, and entire industries working to better understand the environmental implications of their activities. Terms like “carbon sequestration,” “climate change,” “carbon footprint,” and “greenhouse gas...
Livestock feed is a significant use of both corn and soybeans. Forty percent of the domestic corn crop and over 60% of domestic soybean production are used as livestock feed (April 2021 USDA WASDE). Animal agriculture is obviously important...
Queen’s Park certainly looked different for this year’s Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) virtual lobby day. Many OFA directors fed animals the morning of our meetings, and a few even logged on from their farm shop. Wherever we joined...
We, veterinarians, are using more and more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). One of the big areas to focus on is the pain associated with calving. You, together with your veterinarian, should develop a plan for when it comes to...
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