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April 24, 2024 Health & Production

Importance of maintaining cow weight after calving

ABP is excited to feature the writings of Barry Yaremcio, ruminant nutritionist and production management consultant. Barry is a trusted voice in cattle nutrition and forage production, operating Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd. This article was originally published on his BYOB Blog, which can be found on his website. With a smaller cow herd in both Canada and the…

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February 15, 2024 Health & Production

Utrecht calving technique uses natural positioning for smooth delivery, says veterinarian

“Whenever I’m speaking about dystocia, I always begin by mentioning the numbers 15 and 3,” says Mark Hilton, DVM and Midwest Beef Cattle Consultant. “If we have to assist more than 15 percent of our heifers and 3 percent of our mature cows, we have a problem needing attention, and it’s most likely our genetics.”…

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February 8, 2024 Health & Production

Culling open younger cows?

ABP is excited to feature the writings of Barry Yaremcio, ruminant nutritionist and production management consultant. Barry is a trusted voice in cattle nutrition and forage production, operating Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd. This article was originally published on his BYOB Blog, which can be found on his website. It is very common for producers to sell open cows…

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March 28, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Starting off on the right hoof

In 2014, I asked cow-calf producers if they thought hard calvings (i.e., dystocia) were painful, and the majority agreed. Over the years, the use of pain control for hard calvings, for the cow and the calf, has increased. Calves that experience hard calvings are known to have decreased viability, taking longer to stand, walk, and…

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May 25, 2022 Health & Production

Giving cows and calves support after a hard calving

Dystocia, otherwise known as a hard calving, is a stressful and painful event for both the cow and her calf. To decrease the risk of dystocia, producers can maintain the cow’s body condition score between 3 and 3.5 and breed for smaller birth weights to reduce the risk of dystocia. However, there is no way…

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January 21, 2022 Health & Production

BCRC publishes video guides for calving season

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is adding to its repertoire of valuable calving resources. This month, the organization published videos on esophageal feeding (tubing), colostrum management, and dehydration in calves. Calf 911 – The Ins And Outs Of Esophageal Feeding The video quickly summarizes the supplies needed, the McGrath feeder versus the bag feeder,…

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September 15, 2021 Business Tools

Researchers looking to estimate cost of calving assistance in Canada

*Update: A $50.00 gift card will be given to the first 10 participants.* Researchers from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are recruiting cow-calf producers to develop an estimate on the cost of an assisted calving for producers. Data collected will be kept confidential, and participating producers will be given a summary of…

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February 12, 2021 Issues & Insights

Bullseye: Targeting for beef

And today, it also lends credibility to the value of the calf for the cattle feeder and to the packer as a carcass. The end product is always beef and in the future advanced genetic improvements may also be predictable and palatable to the plate. Phenotype or the visibly physical characteristics of the bull were…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 17/05/2024

Steers

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Rail: 430.00-433.00 del

Heifers

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Choice Heifers

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Boner Cows

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
5-Aug-24 234 326 --
2-Sep-24 232 330 --
30-Sep-24 230 332 3572
28-Oct-24 228 332 372
25-Nov-24 226 326 368
23-Dec-24 230 318 364
20-Jan-25 234 320 --
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

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