The Importance of Marbling

Daryl Tatum, Colorado State University meat scientist, talks about the role marbling plays in your beef eating experience.

New Beef Cattle Research Video Series

BCRC Calgary, AB – Through a partnership with RealAgriculture.com, the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) today launched a new online learning resource called Beef Research School for the benefit of Canadian beef cattle producers.  The School, a series of approximately 30 videos, will encourage producers to utilize research-supported knowledge and technologies, which can positively impact their herds, land and bottom lines, and support the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry. Videos will feature interviews with researchers, veterinarians and other industry experts from across Canada on the latest research knowledge and...

Update on the Canada and Alberta BSE Surveillance ...

Source: Alberta Beef Producers Changes became effective November 1, 2012. The purpose of BSE surveillance is to test a sufficient number of cattle for BSE in Canada and Alberta to demonstrate that Canada’s BSE control measures are working. This is essential for Canada to maintain its controlled risk status with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), to maintain consumer confidence in the safety of our beef products and to maintain access to international markets. As a producer, you benefit from effective BSE surveillance and are crucial to the success of the program. Governments can oversee BSE surveillance but they cannot...

Measuring cow herd performance

South Dakota State University Extension|Drovers Cattle Network Fall is a great time of year to put pencil to paper and evaluate the overall productivity of your cow herd, as well as the individuals within it. Making the effort to measure the performance of the cows within a herd will allow a producer to cull as needed, evaluate genetics, and alter management practices as needed. pay someone to write my paper This effort begins with good record keeping from calving to weaning (See Production Records for the Commercial Cow Herd) and while it may seem time consuming and tedious, the pay offs are well worth the effort. There are a plethora of...

Truth About Deworming: Digital Dewormer Simulation

IT’S TIME TO GET SMARTER ABOUT DEWORMING.   Treating cattle for parasites provides the greatest economic return of any animal health practice, according to Iowa State University researchers. The time is right to take advantage of great cattle prices. How? By taking a strategic approach to deworming, and getting all the gain out of your pasture. Today’s dewormers kill the parasites present in your cattle. But they don’t work long enough to prevent reinfection by the parasites lurking in your pasture. In fact, your cattle are being reinfected as soon as the dewormer wears off, and that could be sooner than you...

Research underway at VAHS to prevent cattle diseas...

Histophilosis costing industry Livestock diseases result in production losses, which cost the producers, processors and ultimately the consumer. As a result, the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) has made it a priority to fund innovative research that measures, controls and reduces the incidence of livestock diseases to deliver a safe, secure and competitive product to the consumer. Histophilosis is a seasonal disease costing the feedlot and cowcalf sector more than $7 million, and it is the largest cause of mortality in fall-placed calves in Alberta feedlots. H. somni is a bacterium that causes fatal septicemia, resulting in...