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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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