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12 results found for: "Cattle--Feeds and feeding."

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February 1, 2017

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This discussion paper examines the traits that make agribusinesses successful, and then applies those principles to the custom feedlot business. Time is spent discussing the need for a basic business plan, complete with a financial analysis section. The financial analysis is then taken one step...


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June 1, 2016

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This fact sheet outlines the nutrients that are basic to good cattle nutrition and how well Alberta feeds succeed in supplying these nutrients.


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December 1, 2015

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Alberta rangelands account for approximately eight million acres and provide forage for about 14 per cent of the beef cattle produced in the province (ESRD 2012). Rangelands provide many benefits; they safeguard watersheds, provide habitat and forage for wildlife, re storehouses of biodiversity,...


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December 1, 2013

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The greatest environmental risk from wintering sites is the potential for water contamination from runoff carrying nutrients, pathogens and sediments. Also, excessive nitrogen levels in the soil at the site increase the risk of nutrients leaching into groundwater sources. Elevated soil nutrient...


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May 1, 2008

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The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this protocol arises from the direct and indirect reductions of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from modification of the finishing diet for cattle to include edible oils.


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December 1, 2007

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Before making management decisions about feeding beef cattle and calves, producers need to answer the following questions: How much feed is available on the farm? What is the quality of the feed? What is the cost of purchasing feed and supplements? Do the cows need to gain weight during the...


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October 1, 2007

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Producers are always encouraged to have their beef cow feed programs set well in advance of the winter. This is even more important when planning through a challenging time, one that may require extra feed for extra animals due to volatile or weak markets. In times of high feed prices, planning...


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September 1, 2007

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The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this protocol arises from the direct and indirect reductions of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from modification of the finishing diet for cattle to include edible oils.


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July 1, 2006

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Improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings for producers. One way to achieve this goal is to select breeding bulls that are naturally feed-efficient, since 80 to 90 per cent of the genetic improvement in a herd comes through the sires.


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October 1, 2005

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Grass seed straws are effective feed alternatives for reducing ration costs for cows in the second to early third trimester. Depending on feed quality, straws are best suited for mature cows that have good body condition scores. Using straw rations for growing and/or thin animals will result in...