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Source: University of Saskatchewan, Brooke Kleiboer  Instead of having discarded canola go to waste, University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student Erika Cornand is leading an investigation into if these leftovers can be used as a diet supplement for pregnant cows to...
Feed producers and farmers have options to protect livestock, says Rob Patterson Feed producers and farmers have sound options to mitigate in-feed trypsin inhibitors (TI), to protect against these anti-nutritional factors undermining livestock performance and profitability, says a feed expert. Rob...
Source: FCC, Leigh Anderson Senior Economist The Canadian commercial feed market (for example, pelleted rations for cattle, dairy, hog and poultry) grew over 20% in 2022, reaching a record $11.5 billion in sales. Most of this growth was driven by increases in...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Author: Daniel M. Kniffen The high cost of feed grains and many high-protein grains may make the use of urea as a protein source very cost-effective in many cattle diets. Several issues must be considered, though, to...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Reduced feeding costs can increase profit The significant costs associated with feeding the beef cow have a major impact on the size of the cow-calf sector. High land prices and decreased forage production have...
Continuous monitoring critical to uphold performance and profitability, says Rob Patterson Understanding detection options is critical for feed producers and farmers to protect feed against trypsin inhibitor  exposure –  an unintended consequence of using alternative soybean ingredients that can reduce...
Source: North Dakota State University John Dhuyvetter, Area Extension Livestock Specialist North Central Research Extension Center Beef cows are generally wintered most economically on rations consisting primarily of roughage. Grain, however, provides a concentrated highly digestible source of energy that can be fed...
Source: Source: Government of Saskatchewan The nutrients contained in roughage are determined by their stage of maturity at harvest. Generally, the earlier the stage of harvest, the higher the energy and protein content will be. Digestibility and palatability will also be...
Rising use of non-traditional soybean ingredients comes with risk, says feed expert. As cost pressures across the feed industry drive more feed producers and farmers to alternative soybean ingredients, more awareness is needed on the risk of exposure to trypsin...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry What is vitamin E? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required for animal growth, to maintain immune function, animal health, and prevent muscular dystrophy in young calves. Do feeds have adequate amounts of vitamin E? Current...
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