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Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Introduction The feeder cattle market is more volatile than the slaughter cattle market, as well as more likely to show considerable price variation between regions. As a result of this complexity and variability, an organized and...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Lameness can be caused by a variety of reasons such as hairy heel warts, foot rot, laminitis, toe and sole ulcers, toe abscesses, hoof lesions, limb injuries, or joint infections. Following bovine respiratory disease, lameness...
NovaVive Inc., an animal health immunobiology company, today announced that a paper has been published in the Australian Veterinary Journal (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.13156). The paper, “The innate immune stimulant Amplimune® is safe to administer to young feedlot cattle”, summarizes a research study conducted by CSIRO,...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan When choosing feed for livestock, consider its nutritive value, bulkiness or lack of bulk, presence of other substances and health problems related to its use. Hay Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and cubes Dehydrated alfalfa pellets consist of finely ground artificially...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Buller steer syndrome is a complex behavioral issue that needs more research to determine its causative effects. Buller steer syndrome (BSS) is an undesirable behavior characterized by one steer, the buller, being mounted and...
Source: VBP+ Crops intended for grain, when faced with damage, can be re-directed for livestock feed. It is an efficient way to utilize resources. There are many scenarios where enough damage occurs for re-direction to happen, but drought, flooding and hail...
Source: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Project Title: Research support to the establishment of a NIR network and feeding practices that will lower feed costs and improve net feed efficiency in feedlot cattle – Fecal starch and grain processing index. Researchers: Tim McAllister,...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Anita Heeg, Feed Ingredients and By Products Specialist With many feed ingredients available to producers, protein is still a sought after nutrient, not necessarily due to a lack...
Source: PennState Extension First, feedlot transition should be defined. Feedlot transition refers to the first 21 to 28 days that new cattle arrive at a confinement facility. During this time frame, cattle are faced with many changes; therefore, transitioning newly...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Today's feedlot rations often contain a high inclusion of grains and grain byproducts with some level of roughage inclusion. While the objective of feeding finishing cattle a ration with a high amount of...
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