Articles Posted in the " cattle " Category



  • BCRC: Drought Management Strategies

    Whether in the form of pasture, stored forage, or supplements, feed is the largest variable input cost in cow-calf operations. A big challenge is to feed the cow in a way that meets her current and future nutritional requirements for maintenance, lactation, maintaining a successful pregnancy, giving birth and getting rebred within 80-85 days of calving as cost effectively as possible. This challenge is obviously much greater during drought, when feed is scarce and expensive.


  • AYFR: April Ockerman

    Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers are proud to introduce April Ockerman of Ockerman Angus.  She is a third generation cattle producer, passionate about agriculture and an AYFR board member. 


  • Newborn calves watched closely during heat waves

    While crops may be the bigger concern during such stifling heat, ranchers also need to keep an eye on their animals. The week-long heat wave is expected to put much of Alberta's key cattle country into the low to mid 30-degree Celsius range for at least a week.