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
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.
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.
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.