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Byproducts Cut Costs In This Feedlot

It s late September and all of the desks are empty in the head office at Sharpe s Farm Supplies near Guelph, Ont. Paul Sharpe hesitates a moment before choosing a place to sit down for an interview. He decides on the desk in his dad s office, the one with the big picture window […] Read more


Mastitis — To Treat Or Not To Treat?

When it comes to deciding whether or not to treat mastitis in a beef cow, safety may just trump both economics and cow comfort. Convincing a cranky cow that you’re there to help her can be risky and might be more trouble than it’s worth. That advice applies only if you’re seeing a straightforward case […] Read more



Clearing The Airways

There’s not much time to make a difference to a calf that’s not breathing. Hopefully the calf has a heartbeat; the objective then becomes getting it to breathe on its own. At that moment you’re on the spot and you’ve got to use what you’ve got handy. You need to clear the mucous from the […] Read more