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Download: Beef Cattle Lameness Decision Tree Lameness in cattle can have serious economic ramifications on a beef feedlot operation. In one study that included nearly 2 million head of beef cattle, lame cattle accounted for 70% of sales of nonperforming...
On May 15th and 16th I took part in the Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training in Lethbridge, AB. However, the training started before that with two prerequisite online courses. First, we were required to take Beef Feedlot 201. The...
Most producers have some crop left out in the field, and most were hit with snow and at least -4 C during the first week of October. The people north of Edmonton seemed to have escaped without the snow,...
Western Canada knows beef. The four western provinces account for about 85% of beef cattle on Canadian farms—with nearly half in Alberta alone. Home-grown beef is a trademark of the region—you don’t have to look far to see one of the...
In the Midwest, we’ve historically had more than enough water for everyone. Agricultural, industrial, and residential uses have all developed more or less peacefully (at least in terms of access to water). This usually meant a laissez-faire approach to...
There it was before me: A sunny pasture scene, pairs lazily grazing on still-green grass, as the river flowed by. A picture of serenity. I had my camera in hand, and a rare quiet morning to just breathe in the...
The success of Canfax over the past 50 years recognizes the commitment of people and the use of technology to create a premier livestock market information source the Canadian agriculture industry has come to rely upon. Two of the early...
By now, you’ve likely heard of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a disease known for being extremely contagious and extremely severe. In the news right now, FMD strikes panic in the Canadian beef industry. That’s why it’s key that...
Every year I get calls for help with balancing rations and most don’t have a hay analysis. All hay of the same species is NOT created equal.  For instance, smooth bromegrass hay can range from 48 to 58% total...
You don’t have to tell people who make their living from the land that treating it poorly is just bad business. Ranchers have been leading conservation efforts for generations. Yet, you’d have to have had your head in the...
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