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...

What Beef Producers Need to Know about Antimicrobi...

Check out this great new video from the Beef Cattle Research Council, starring our very own Dr. Craig Dorin and Animal Health Technician extraordinaire Ceanna Tannas. In this video, various industry experts outline antimicrobial usage in the beef cattle industry. Overall it is a great update on what the industry is doing to ensure antimicrobials are used responsibly and...

Canada’s National Beef Strategy

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council edited The National Beef Strategy proposes a united path forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities of a growing global demand for animal protein. This collaborative effort of national and provincial beef sector organizations, provides the framework for how the organizations can work together to best position the Canadian beef industry for greater profitability and growth.   Part 1   Part...

Biosecurity on the Beef Operation

You’ve probably heard the buzzword biosecurity before, but perhaps not known exactly how it would apply to you. True, biosecurity tends to assignment help be more important on poultry or swine operations with the risk of zoonotic diseases and increased population density in a confined area. However, biosecurity doesn’t only mean shower-in-shower-out and plastic booties.  So what exactly DOES it mean?   A biosecurity definition can become quite complicated depending on who you are asking. Simply put, it encompasses 3 basic principles: Taking precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to disease, Preventing the introduction of...

Beef Research School: Pain Mitigation in Beef Cows

In a new video from the Beef Research School series, Dr. John Campbell of the University of Saskatchewan explains the importance of dehorning, castrating and branding calves at the youngest age possible and discusses the most efficient use of pain mitigating drugs during these painful husbandry procedures.   More information on this video can be found at www.BeefResearch.ca   Our own Dr. Nathan Erickson will also be presenting at the UCVM Beef Cattle Conference on mitigation of pain in calves at spring turnout.  He will also address the growing need for the industry to assess itself and the image portrayed to the general public,...

Beef Research School: Antimicrobials in Cattle Par...

In the conclusion of the Antimicrobial Resistance series by Beef Research School, Dr. Calvin Booker of Feedlot Health Management Services talks about industry and veterinary responsibility towards prudent antimicrobial usage. He also explains the common consumer misconceptions about the use of antimicrobials in beef production. Watch the whole series:  Part 1 and Part 2 More information can be found at...