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Source: Farm&Food Care Ontario This factsheet contains practical best management practices (BMPs) to assist Ontario farmers in reducing the risk of barn fires. Barn fires are devastating events for Ontario’s farming families to deal with, and the financial and emotional...
Source: VBP+ Fact Sheet HARDWARE DISEASE When cattle accidentally consume foreign material, such as sharp pieces of metal, hardware disease can occur. These objects can settle into the reticulum of the animal, irritating the lining of this chamber. Signs of hardware disease...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction In years of drought and also in those of excess rain feed quality can be compromised for the wintering beef herd. Problems have been observed throughout Western Canada with cows going down prior or after...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Frozen grain can be fed successfully to cattle and, when available, can be a cost-effective energy source. Grains are used as energy supplements for ruminants and their feed value is therefore based on energy content....
Source: Merck Animal Health news release Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), has unveiled an initiative in collaboration with the...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Healthy animals are more productive and less prone to disease. The activities that contribute to the maintenance of herd health play an important role in disease prevention. The following examples of animal health activities, processes...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex, hay, silage) in the diets of beef and dairy cattle. However, the utilization of alfalfa...
Source: Emissions Reduction Alberta Between beef and dairy, there are more than 3.5 million head of cattle in Alberta—that’s over 40 per cent of Canada’s national herd. Each one burps. And, each burp releases methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 30 times more...
Source: Iowa State University, Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Beef Extension Veterinarian As temperatures heat up during the summer cattle producers need to assess the heat stress that their cattle are under. Typically pastured cattle are not as susceptible to heat stress as...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives For farmers who experience a cool, wet spring, a wet fall and early frost, there are some options for immature or damaged crops. For livestock producers, damaged crops can have great benefits in...
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