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Source: University of Minnesota The success of each group in the feedlot is dependent on their cumulative stress. Stress in cattle is like a cup filling up with water. Each stressor adds water to the cup and eventually, it overflows,...
Source: Ontario Corn Fed Beef, Sedley Benitz and Christoph Wand BUNK MANAGEMENT PROJECTS A number of projects have been conducted in recent years aimed at improving bunk management of feedlot cattle. These have included efforts on effective fibre and a survey of...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Backgrounding refers to growing, feeding and managing steers and heifers from weaning until they enter the feedlot, where they are placed on a high-energy finishing ration. Backgrounding involves the feeding of a predominately...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Implant labels have been updated to provide clarification on reimplantation use within a production phase. As of July 1, 2023, label claims on cattle steroid implant products were updated by their respective manufacturing companies...
Source: Kansas State University Cattle producers who manage newly-weaned feeder cattle recognize that calves that are castrated and dehorned, trucked, commingled with new pen-mates, and given a completely new diet – all near the time of weaning, are at high...
Source: University of Georgia Feeder calf grades are national standards that offer more consistent communication between the producer and other segments of the beef industry, such as stocker operations and feedlots. The terminology of the feeder cattle market can be...
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO - U.S. cattle producer Brad Kooima declined multiple, escalating bids from meatpackers seeking to buy his livestock to hold out for higher prices. His bargaining power is a dramatic reversal from three years ago, when cattle were plentiful...
Source: OMAFRA 'Natural' Programs on the Radar With the increasing trend by North Americans towards health conscious diets, the trickle-down to the beef industry appears to be a growing interest in beef produced from animals with a minimum of pharmaceutical intervention....
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Newly received feedlot calves undergo numerous stressors that can be brought about by weaning, transportation, and commingling. These stressors can affect digestive and immune function for these calves. This article will focus on...
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...
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