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Dr. Murillo Pereira (PhD), a post-doctoral research fellow from Brazil, is the lead scientist on the USask-based projects to understand the role of fibre in feedlot cattle diets.

New study evaluates importance of forage for animal health and beef quality

This story originally appeared on the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence website and is republished with permission. Beef producers have been raising animals in feedlots for decades and they continue to ask an important question: how much forage do beef cattle need to both stay healthy and build carcass?   University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers […] Read more

Rachel Carey with bred cows in a pen at the LFCE.

USask researchers study feeding corn and corn residue to beef cattle

The research focuses on how cattle fare while grazing on corn residue, as well as track other cattle fed harvested corn.

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are exploring new ways to extend the winter grazing season by using what’s left after farmers harvest corn, while simultaneously studying cattle fed the harvested corn. Grazing pregnant cows in fields during the winter is not new in Western Canada, but no research has been conducted on how well […] Read more