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...
Statistics Canada recently released the December beef trade data. The data showed that Canada’s beef exports, not including offals, totaled about 379,000 tonnes for the year 2020. That was down about 2% from 2019. The decline was due in...
Having a healthy herd can benefit your operation in numerous ways. Investing in management practices that boost your herd's health can be the change you need to take your operation to the next level. Here are five ways you...
People who have been at it for decades, the second or third generation in this idea that carcass quality matters, with a well-tested recipe for success. These are the farmers and ranchers who often appear in my articles. They are...
By now, you’ve opened up your new crop silage. This is a good time to assess both the silage — and the management decisions that got it there. Deciding what went right, and what went wrong, is helpful to...
The Spread Risk During the last weeks of 2020 and the first of 2021, the Alberta-Texas fed cattle price spread went positive. That is, Alberta prices were stronger than prices in the United States. That was fascinating given the abundance...
Source: Alltech Blog Visit the Alltech Blog The importance of colostrum for newborn calves is well-recognized. Colostrum, the first milk produced by the cow at calving, offers a rich source of energy, nutrients, immune cells and antibodies. These antibodies are especially...
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