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Fresh Pens and Pastures Keep Calves Healthy

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this information! Doug Wray believes in keeping newborn calves separated as much as possible from other two-week and older calves on his south-central Alberta farm to avoid livestock congestion and dramatically reduce the risk of congregated calves developing and spreading scours. And for the past […]

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Managing Cow Nutrition as We Head Into Calving Season

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Everyone wants their cow-calf herd to make it through the winter in good condition and ready to calve and breed back. But do we understand what it takes to make that happen? In this piece, Travis Mulliniks and TL Meyer describe what what good body condition is, how gestational changes affect nutrition needs, the stress […]

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Revitalizing Soil With Paper

By   /  February 3, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  3 Comments

This article comes to us from Sandra Avant and the Agricultural Research Service. While it’s unlikely the average farmer is going to run out and do this tomorrow, it is an example of another way producers might work with their urban neighbors in the future. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is helping to arm the […]

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Flexibility Key to Grazing Through the Winter

By   /  January 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this article. It includes a lot of examples of how one producer is solving the problem of keeping his herd grazing through the season through rain, mud, snow and ice. You’ll also find ideas on weaning, handling and culling. Enjoy! Variable weather is something Dean […]

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