Leah Clark, a livestock specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, talks about the importance of quality drinking water for livestock. She explains how poor stock water quality can impact animal performance through reduced gains and decreased reproductive success n severe cases and how water quality issues can lead to disease and death.
Do you have a strategic plan for your pasture? Graeme Finn is the owner and operator of Southern Cross Livestock in Madden, Alberta. He says producers need to be thinking about pasture management every-day and that starts with having a plan that takes into account both the good and bad times. “Doesn’t matter if we […]
Veterinarians and producers from across the country weigh in on best practices to get calves settled in a feedlot. They all agree getting calves unloaded into a receiving pen, don’t over crowd them, make sure they have access to good quality grass hay, are drinking water, the lot is well bedded, and the cattle get a few hours of rest before processing.
A snapshot of the cattle markets according to TEAM Auction Sales.
CanFax Manager and Senior Analyst Brian Perillat says calf prices could come under pressure this fall. He says the profitability of the feedlots and how the dollar does will be a big factor on prices.