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Bovine big brother: Surveillance network gives cattle researchers priceless data

Network will yield insights into improving production and herd health — 
and reassure customers if there’s a sudden disease concern

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can’t pick them out from the road, but 120 herds of cattle across the Prairies are special. They’re participants in a “living laboratory” experiment that is advancing knowledge about the health of the western herd in a host of ways. “We have a mixture of small and large herds, somewhat representative of the number […] Read more

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Cow-calf producers needed for benchmark survey

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than 1,500 western Canadian cow-calf producers are needed for a management survey that will help guide provincial extension and research activities for the beef cattle industry. “What we’re hoping to do is get farmers to fill out the survey and tell us what they did last year,” said Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist […] Read more