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It’s no secret that calving time draws extra attention to keeping pathogens out of pens, but it’s also a time when there are more opportunities for them to come in. On the latest episode of the Simply Verified Beef podcast,...
Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario Research Lead: Dr. Katie Wood , University of Guelph EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The objectives of this project will help identify traits in the cow/calf industry associated with improved feed efficiency and reduced enteric methane emissions in forage-fed animals....
Source: South Dakota State University Written collaboratively by Written collaboratively by Joe Darrington, former SDSU Extension Livestock Environment Associate and Taylor Grussing, former SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. Deworming Use of dewormer compounds can significantly improve the average level of production; however,...
Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca As calving season gets underway for Canadian beef cattle producers, an abundance of sleepless nights can be expected to come with it. Cows will be calving around the clock, leaving little leeway if anything...
Source: Utah State University Authors: Reganne Briggs, Katelyn Barsnick, Cheyenne Reid, Ashley Longmore Having bottle-fed calves on the ranch is common for beef producers. The most likely scenarios are a cow has died, a cow isn’t giving enough milk, or a...
Feedworks USA has unveiled Feedworks Lytes, a groundbreaking family of scientifically formulated electrolyte products designed to enhance hydration and productivity in both dairy and beef cattle. Bob East, Feedworks Lytes manager, emphasizes the uniqueness of these high-quality electrolyte options,...
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Ken Kelley and Walter J. Prevatt Profitable cow-calf producers consistently seek ways to maximize income and minimize production costs. This requires producers to carefully consider both income and expenses. Figure 1. Year-to-year variations in the cost of...
Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Using basic care practices daily can reduce calf illness and death on your farm. Managing heifer calves can help you make sure they: Enter the milking herd quickly. Become strong, healthy and high-producing cows. There’s no single...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The cow-calf industry is characterized by a unique combination of variation and tradition. Wide variety is found in the breeds, people and scale of operations involved. Tradition is firmly rooted in...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.2 The majority of beef cows calve without assistance. However, careful monitoring of calving cows ensures that assistance, when needed, can be provided...
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