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November 15, 2022 Health & Production

Survey: Attitudes around tuberculosis and brucellosis in wood bison

Researchers at the University of Calgary are looking at potential ways to manage the health of wild wood bison with a focus on tuberculosis and brucellosis, and they need your help. Drs. David C. Hall and Kyle Plotsky, independent researchers employed by the University of Calgary, are working to understand peoples’ attitudes about wood bison, the disease…

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October 13, 2022 Health & Production

Fall manure spreading reminders from the NRCB

Fall is manure spreading season for many producers, including confined feeding operators, and the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) wants to remind you of a few things. Manure application Under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA), you must incorporate manure or compost within 48 hours of the start of application on cultivated lands. If you…

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August 17, 2022 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | Keeping animals safe from blue-green algae

Let’s do what we can to keep our animals safe from blue-green algae By Roy Lewis, for Alberta Farmer Express Over the years with increased phosphorus and nitrogen getting into bodies of water, there have been more blue green algae blooms and that means more contact with cattle, as well as dogs, birds, wildlife and,…

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August 12, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Check-off at Work | Five strategies to stop sickness before it starts this fall 

By Beef Cattle Research Council Biosecurity hazards on beef operations are sometimes overlooked, however the risk of introducing disease onto your farm is real and relatively common. It can be especially prevalent in the fall when cattle return from various community pastures, grazing leases or even pastures that border neighbouring livestock.   Other common fall practices…

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July 28, 2022 Health & Production

Conditions may increase threat of anthrax in Alberta

With the ever-changing summer weather in Alberta, producers need to be on the lookout for anthrax. Typically appearing during periods of hot, dry weather following wet conditions, anthrax is a rapid and fatal disease caused by bacteria in soil.  A few isolated cases of anthrax occur almost every year in Western Canada. Animals contract the disease…

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June 15, 2022 Health & Production

Taking a closer look at Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease is a sneaky production-limiting disease that damages herd health. We introduced Johne’s in the November 2021 issue. A new digital risk-reward calculator has been developed to help beef producers predict the future spread of Johne’s in their herds, and compare costs and benefits of different management strategies. As cattle herds grow and consolidate,…

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December 5, 2022 Current Markets & Forecasts

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