Tag: livestock

Number of cattle dead after Sask. wildfires climbs to 750

Source: CBC News, October 20, 2017  The number of cattle left dead in the wake of wildfires — fuelled by high winds across southwest Sask. — continues to rise. Roughly...

Hundreds of livestock dead after fires in southwest Sask.

Source: CBC News, October 19, 2017  Hundreds of livestock perished in the wildfires that tore through southwest Saskatchewan earlier this week. The current estimate, based on...

Vitamins and Beef Cattle

Source: Dwayne Summach, Regional Livestock Specialist, Regional Services, Ministry of Agriculture Vitamins are used by beef cattle to efficiently utilize other nutrients. Many metabolic processes are...

Project Clean Cow

Source: Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, October 12, 2017  Feed additive tested for ability to reduce methane A project to reduce methane emissions from cattle is...

The pros and problems with preconditioning

Source: Jimmy Simes, The Western Producer, September 28, 2017  Sellers are advised to document herds of origin, verify vaccinations and participate in preconditioning programs. As ranchers...

Round table releases sustainability indicators for public comment

Source: Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, October 5, 2017  The Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef seeks final public comment on its indicators used to...

The Challenges of Grass and Water in 2017

  Source: Trevor Lennox, Regional Forage Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture The summer of 2017 resulted in some challenges for producers in southern Saskatchewan in terms of...

Hogs jump most in 2 months on technicals, pork packer demand

Source: Michael Hirtzer, Reuters News Service, September 5, 2017  CHICAGO, Sept 5 (Reuters) – U.S. lean hog futures surged about 4 percent on Tuesday, boosted by chart-based...

Fewer cows culled than expected

Source: Barb Glen, The Western Producer, August 31, 2017  CALGARY — Dry conditions in parts of the Prairies might bring an earlier than usual fall...

U.S. July feedlot cattle placements smaller than expected

Source: Reuters News Service, August 25, 2017  CHICAGO, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Ranchers in July placed 2.7 percent more cattle in U.S. feedlots than a year...
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