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Grounds for a failed feedlot audit

Canadian feedlot animal care assessment — Part 7

Animal neglect generally brings to mind images of pets and farm animals lacking adequate feed, water and shelter. While these are serious acts of neglect, so too is trying too hard to keep failing animals alive. The Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program places “failing to euthanize a distressed animal in a timely manner” at […] Read more

Cattle feeders’ woes continue

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay, from the November 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle feeding is always a risky business. But no one foresaw the collapse in U.S. live cattle prices for the second fall in a row. One can only hope that by the time you read this, prices have put in a bottom and are on the rebound, however modest. The same applies for Canadian prices. […] Read more

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Cattle transportation practices

Canadian feedlot animal care assessment — Part 6

Do your feedlot employees know when new cattle will arrive and cattle need to be shipped out? Are you prepared for weather extremes when shipping and receiving to provide protection from extreme cold, heat, mud and snow? Will someone be available during unloading or are instructions posted for truckers? Do your receiving pens provide shelter, […] Read more

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Western Feedlots is gone, what now?

News Roundup from the October 24, 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As our October 24 issue went to press, people across the industry were still trying to assess the impact of the surprise September 22 announcement that Western Feedlots Ltd. is mothballing its feeding operations. The company plans to feed out the remaining cattle at its High River and Mossleigh yards until sometime in early 2017. The […] Read more

From the bottom up, this barn has it all

It's the only one of its kind in the Ottawa region

Beef Farmers of Ontario’s ninth annual cow-calf roadshow stopped for a sneak preview of a new feeder barn at Foster Farms, near North Gower, Ont., that was slated to start receiving cattle at the end of September. The 120 x 650-foot barn is the only one of its kind in the Ottawa region and one […] Read more