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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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Easy Techniques for Turning Cattle and Moving Them Out of Corners

By   /  February 3, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  2 Comments

If you want to develop your stockmanship skills, you’re in the right place. Thanks to the talents and contributions of Whit Hibbard, there’s a whole library at your fingertips. Today, Whit shows how easy it can be to head cattle where you went them to go by simply changing your own direction. (Some of these […]

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Tips for Low-Stress Cattle Gathering and Driving

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

If you want to develop your stockmanship skills, you’re in the right place. Thanks to the talents and contributions of Whit Hibbard, there’s a whole library at your fingertips. Today, we’re adding more with some summaries of his instructions, along with videos illustrating his points. (Some of these were taken on horseback, so you’ll notice […]

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Is Soybean Stubble Good Cattle Feed?

By   /  January 20, 2020  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

After soybeans are harvested, cows sometimes are put out on the residues to graze. Some bean residues are even baled. But how good is this feed?   We’re all familiar with the usefulness of grazing corn stalks, but I see more and more residue from soybean fields grazed every year. Cows seem to like licking […]

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