Get cow-calf pairs out onto clean ground, such as fresh pasture, and give them as much space as possible. That’s how Ryan McCarron sidestepped a calf scours outbreak on his eastern Nova Scotia farm in 2019. McCarron, who farms with family members at Antigonish, about 160 km northeast of Halifax, became alarmed when a few […]
The Beef Cattle Research Council shares some key factors that play a role in whether or not a baby calf gets off to a good start. Research has demonstrated that the first 24 hours of life are critical in order for a calf to survive to weaning and beyond.
BVD infection can lead to poor conception rates and both BVD and IBR can cause abortions in cattle.
The Beef Cattle Research Council discusses how producers can set first calf heifers up for reproductive success by watching their body condition score, fine tuning their nutrition program, and optimizing breeding time.
Identifying the correct bull for your herd starts with good record keeping narrow down your search based on your breeding system, genetic goals and budget.