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Animal Health & Welfare

Managing Calves For Improved Productivity And Reduced Antimicrobial Use

September 28, 2015

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The presenters were:
- Reynold Bergen, Ph.D., BCRC's Science Director
- Cody Creelman, DVM, Veterinarian at Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. 
- Brenna Grant, Canfax Research Services 

Video Guide:
00:00 - 03:15: Welcome Comments/Agenda
03:16 - 11:42: BCRC and the National Strategy 
11:43 - 24:43: Does Preconditioning Pay
24:44 - 46:26: Managing Calves for Improved Productivity and Reduced Antimicrobial Use 
46:25 - 47:11: Audience Polling 
47:12 - 1:08:01: Questions from the Audience
1:08:01 - 1:10:11: How to Stay Connected with BCRC and Closing Comments

Calculator: value of preconditioning
Beef Cattle Research Council
http://www.beefresearch.ca/research-topic.cfm/preconditioning-88

Pre-conditioning and pre-weaning vaccinations
Veterinary Agri-Health Services
http://vahs.net/education/articles/pre-conditioning-and-pre-weaning-vaccinations/

Economic considerations on preconditioning calves
Canfax Research Services
http://www.canfax.ca/Samples/Preconditioning%20Sept%202015.pdf

Capture value when preconditioning calves
Drovers Cattle Network
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/advice-and-tips/cowcalf-producer/capturing-value-when-preconditioning-calves

Retained ownership
Beef Cattle Research Council
http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/retained-ownership-2015/

Feeder calf preconditioning and backgrounding guide
Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec
http://www.bovin.qc.ca/bovins_files/files/en/feeder_calf/backgrounding/preconditioning_guide.pdf

News Coverage

Does it pay to precondition calves
The Western Producer
http://www.producer.com/2015/10/does-it-pay-to-pre-condition-calves/

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