Health conditions around calving

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.7 The ‘transition phase’ begins...

Transition cows and displaced abomasums

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The majority of displaced abomasums (DA) occur during the first three weeks after calving. The abomasum is the last...

How does low blood calcium close to calving relate to health, production and reproduction...

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? During the transition period, dairy cows experience reduced feed intake, negative energy balance and...

Livestock access to watercourses

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Peter Doris Livestock grazing on lush green pastures is a pleasant picture for...

Hoof trimming

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 4.9 Claws grow about 1/4in (5-7mm)...

Understanding endometritis and dairy reproduction.

Reproduction is one of the most important aspects to any dairy operation. However, many dairy farms struggle to hit their herd’s reproductive goals. Reproductive...

Caring for compromised cattle: Pain identification and management

Source: Ontario Farm Animal Council PAIN: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a result of injury or disease. Signs of pain and...

Can you feed too much protein?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The answer is yes! Almost everyone has had experience with cows scouring when placed on pasture or if fed...

Milking frequency and herd nutrition improve production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/ OMAFRA Progressive dairy farmers aim...

Handling cattle – work smarter, not harder!

Source: Ontario Farm Animal Council Cattle can sometimes be difficult to move and handle. Aggressive, stubborn, frightened or stressed cattle can all be unique challenges! It...
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