Guidelines for Age Determination in Cattle

Age determination by examination of the permanent erupted incisors is a fairly reliable indication of age from 30 up to 48-60 months, when the permanent dentition is complete. After this period, the rate of wear provides a more useful criterion for age estimation. The rate of wear depends on genetics, diet, soil conditions, and other factors such as the presence, or absence, of minerals in the diet. In all cases, age determination by dentition provides an approximation of the real age of an animal. Attached is a guideline for age verification in...

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In the newest episode of BCRC‘s Beef Research School, Dr. Kim Ominski, professor at the University of Manitoba, outlines what to anticipate for cattle’s changing nutritional needs through the winter. buy cheap viagra canada She also discusses cattle’s water needs, the importance of a back up plan for water, and special considerations for swath and bale grazing scenarios. Click here for more episodes of the Beef Research...

Beef Cattle Code of Practice Public Comment Period

The National Farm Animal Care Council is in the final stages of updating the Code of Practice For The Care And Handling of Beef Cattle. Following the public comment period, the Code Development Committee will consider all comments and feedback, revise the draft as needed and submit a final Code to NFACC. The revised beef cattle Code of Practice is slated to be released in June.    The Priority Welfare Issues included in the Beef Cattle Code update are: Painful procedures (methods and age) Branding Castration Dehorning Feedlot health and morbidity Respiratory disease Lameness Nutritional diseases Acidosis Laminitis Liver...

Free Productivity Improvement Initiative

Top – Down: Lean Starts With You February 7 – Calgary Bob Adams, Western Division Director from High Performance Solutions (HPS) Inc. has over 30 years of experience as a change agent expert with senior management experience successfully implementing total business process improvements. Bob is a champion for the development of Lean Culture, Strategic Planning, Winning with Teams and Leveraged Learning Networks (Consortiums). Jody Marshall, Sustainability Coach for HPS Inc. will also be in attendance. This interactive training session will teach: How to successfully implement change The power of vision as an alignment tool The...