Two new decision-making tools, developed by the Alberta Beef, Forage and Grazing Centre, will help farmers use feed test results to flag potential nutritional problems, and identify the comparative economic value of different feeds based on their quality.
Medium-chain fatty acid technology, including Biotica in Canada, is showing dynamic benefits for poultry, swine and ruminant industries. This sermo.cast features insights on MCFA from Dr. Fokko Aldershoff and Jan Vervloesem of Nuscience, with additional commentary from the team at Canadian Bio-Systems.
The Beef Cattle Research Council examines the best practices for evaluating harvesting forages based upon nutritional quality, forage yield and climatic conditions.
Rob Patterson and Krisjan Jones from Canadian Bio-Systems discuss the evolution and future of livestock feed technology - a timely discussion ahead of new rules on antimicrobial use in feed coming into effect Dec. 1, 2018.
Across Canada dry conditions are contributing to a poor hay crop and uncertain feed grain production. Consequently, winter feed costs for cows are moving higher. Planning now for winter feeding provides an opportunity to utilize available feed resources most efficiently. Pregnancy-checking and assessing body condition of cows can help you make the best use of available feed to maintain your herd’s reproductive momentum.