Allflex RS420 Stick Reader

Looking to upgrade your RFID reader or make a first-time purchase? VAHS is currently recommending the Allflex RS420 Stick Reader. General benefits to your operation A portable hand-held RFID scanning device can be beneficial on farm, chute-side, and in pasture. With a wave of the wand the 15 digit RFID/CCIA number is recorded with a time and date stamp, making identifying animals easy and accurate. The records can then be downloaded and exported for use or with the Bluetooth capability, RFID numbers can be scanned directly into enabled programs. Features of the Allflex RS420 Notable features of the Allflex RS420 include, but not limited to:...

Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey Results

    Did you participate in the Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey? The results are now available! The survey was distributed this winter and the information collected was based on the 2014 calving season and 2013 breeding season. The results from the survey set benchmarks for production performance that producers can aim towards. Check out this link to see the results!   cameroon...

New intranasal vaccine by Merck

Recently Merck Animal Health launched a new tool in the fight against Bovine Respiratory Disease in Canada. Once PMH IN has label claim as an aid in the control of respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by Pasteurella multocida. the as an aid in the control of respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by Pasteurella multocida. Check out this video from the National Beef Cattleman’s Association.   cameroon...

Estimating Your Farm’s Greenhouse Gas Emissi...

You may be thinking more about the environment and how farms and ranches can become more sustainable. There are several tools available to estimate your farm’s greenhouse gas emissions; there are a couple of examples below that you can try for free.   Holos is a farm model software program. It predicts your GHG emissions based on the values you enter and helps you to find ways to reduce those emissions.   Cool Farm Tool is also a calculator to estimate your farms greenhouse gas emissions, but is available in a downloadable...