Most of the information available on bison nutrition has been extrapolated from beef cattle requirements, bison forage selectivity, current knowledge of the bison digestive system and growth and seasonal adaptations.
This publication is meant to help producers assess the economic opportunity for stablishing a bison feedlot enterprise. Producers and investors can use the information contained in this publication as a business plan guide.
Bison ranching in North America continues as a popular and legitimate livestock enterprise, and producers are interested in forage selection and pasture management information specific to bison.
The Canada Plan Service is a co-operative provincial network of agricultural engineers, design draftspersons and livestock specialists. It is concerned with the planning, design and construction of modern farm buildings to serve the needs of Canadian agriculture. The Service gathers ideas from across the country and develops these as engineered construction and management recommendations. This makes the latest building technologies and farmstead management practices available to all Canadian farmers
A severe frost during the growing season, or wet, humid weather during harvest can result in an abundance of crops unfit for human consumption.
This bulletin is intended to provide ideas, suggestions and alternatives which you may incorporate in your livestock operation to get you through a feed shortage and to plan for the next one.
Estimates the time, machinery and material requirements to build a fence.
Producers who raise livestock with the intent of marketing their own meat or processed meat products should give careful consideration to where they will have their livestock slaughtered or meat processed.
To provide voluntary inspection of abbattoirs and meat processing plants to help ensure food safety.
Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. There are several options for managing livestock mortalities.
There has been a renewed interest in constructing and using mobile windbreak fences for winter feeding on pastures and cropland.
(Alfalfa Dehy, Suncure, Grain Screening Pellets, Canola Meal and Pellets)
Can green flax be used for livestock feed? What is prussic acid and how is it formed in green flax? What levels of prussic acid are toxic to livestock? What are the symptoms of prussic acid poisoning? Can harvest and feeding management influence prussic acid levels? Are nitrate levels a concern in feeding flax straw?
Feed value is an important factor when buying or selling hay. Buyers and sellers require an accurate and effective way of communicating the quality of hay using a method that best describes the feed value to livestock.