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...

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effe...

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effects on feedlot performance, carcass traits and shear strength of meat in cattle. Lean IJ1, Thompson JM2, Dunshea FR3. Abstract This study is a meta-analysis of the effects of the beta-agonists zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) and ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) on feedlot performance, carcase characteristics of cattle and Warner Bratzler shear force (WBSF) of muscles. It was conducted to evaluate the effect of the use of these agents on beef production and meat quality and to provide data that would be useful in considerations on the effect of these agents on meat quality in Meat...

A Morning at Calhoun Cattle Company

A bird’s eye view of an amazing Alberta feedlot. Such a great video from the Calhoun Cattle Company! generic cialis softtab

New Component Implant Gun for TE-200 with Tylan

Heinz Lemmer of Elanco stopped by to let us know about the new Component Implant Gun for TE-200 with Tylan. Also, as old inventory of other Component Implants are used up, new product will only be compatible with this new gun. Just remember: White Component Implant Box = New Grey Gun Blue Component Implant Box = Old Blue Gun  

An Overview Histophilus somni in Feedlot Cattle

Submitted by: buy generic cialis Megan Simard, UCVM Class of 2015   Histophilus somni is a common pathogen in feedlots and backgrounding operations common in Canada’s western provinces, with fall calves at the highest risk for infection (O’Toole et al. 2009).  It is one of the three major bacterial pathogens involved in the broader disease of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) which can affect up to 14.4% of all cattle entering a feedlot, along with Pasteurella multocida andMannheimia hemolytica (Portis et al. 2012).  H somni is a gram negative bacteria involved in many disease processes collectively called histophilosis.  It...

Proper Implanting Technique

There is no question that with a proper implanting protocol, calves become more efficient in terms of feed to gain ratios. The improved ADG, F:G and lean carcass yield observed from implanting calves results in improved returns per head; in general each implant, if properly placed, should return $15 to $40. These improved returns and feed efficiencies become increasingly important in years when feed prices are high. However, if an implant is improperly placed, the benefits of the implant quickly diminish. What is meant by an improperly placed implant or an implant defect? A defect is when the implant is: missing, abscessed, partially lost,...