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Source: Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Changes are being made to Alberta’s Feeder Association Loan Guarantee Program to help support competitiveness and growth in Alberta’s livestock industry. The Feeder Associations Guarantee Regulation is being amended to increase loan limits from $1 million...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ask some prairie feedlot operators, and they will tell you that providing bedding material for cattle during the winter months comes with several benefits – both to livestock and to the pocketbook. Barley straw has traditionally...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Evaluation of Distillers’ Grains from Ethanol Plants for Feedlot Cattle Researchers: Wenzhu Yang yangw@agr.gc.ca Tim McAllister, Karen Beauchemin, Darryl Gibb (AAFC Lethbridge) and John McKinnon (University of Saskatchewan) Background When bio-ethanol is produced from corn, wheat or other grains,...
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: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs What to sample for mycotoxins tests: If feeding a total mixed ration (TMR), sample it for mycotoxins first. If the TMR test result is positive then individually sample suspect ingredients including...
Source: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Project Title: Determination of energy content and utilization of feedlot ingredients using NIRS Researchers: Raylene Boehmer, Senior Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds, LethbridgeRaylene.Boehmer@Hiprofeeds.com Darryl Gibb PhD, Hi-Pro Feeds, Mary-Lou Swift, PhD. (Alberta Agriculture and Hi-Pro Feeds, Lethbridge and Co-operating Feedlots –...

Wheat for Animal Feed

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Based on fluctuations in commodity pricing, wheat may become attractive in ruminant diets, replacing a portion of corn and barley in rations. Traditionally, the milling of wheat produces flour for human use...
Source: University of Saskatchewan, by: Avery Chora Welfare and health of food production animals are active areas of concern for both producers and consumers. As animal rights lobbyists voice their concerns for the welfare of food production animals, researchers continue...

Preconditioning cattle

Source: Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association A preconditioned animal is a feeder calf that has been vaccinated, castrated, dehorned and weaned for 30-45 days prior to sale date and has had experience feeding from a bunk. Preconditioning reduces stress and resulting health...
Source: Alberta Beef Producers “Surveillance of E. coli, enterococci, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and Enterococcus species distribution in beef operations and associated environments” Project No.: FOS.10.13 Lead Researchers: Tim McAllister, Ph.D., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Other Researchers: Sheryl Gow, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Richard Reid-Smith,...
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