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Animal Health & Welfare

Managing A Year-Round Mineral Program That’s Right For You

November 04, 2014

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Click here to see the announcement. Click here to download a copy of the slides. [PDF 1.3MB]

Presenters

  • John McKinnon, Ph.D. – Saskatchewan Beef Industry Chair at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Reynold Bergen, Ph.D., BCRC's Science Director
  • Tracy Herbert, BCRC's Beef Extension Coordinator

Video Guide

00:00 - 02:15: Welcome Comments
02:16 - 03:01: Agenda
03:02 - 12:27: Investments in Beef Research in Canada
12:28 - 29:54: Mineral Feeding in a Year Round Program
29:55 - 34:31: Polling the Audience
34:32 - 1:00:28: Understanding your Mineral Tag
1:00:54 - 1:30:12: Questions from the Audience
1:30:12 - 1:32:01: How to Stay Connected with BCRC and Closing Comments

More information about mineral supplementation

Trace Mineral Nutrition
http://www1.foragebeef.ca/$foragebeef/frgebeef.nsf/all/ccf1019

Save costs and fine-tune mineral supplementation: two videos
http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/mineral-feeding-two-videos/

Minerals for beef cattle
http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Minerals_for_Beef_Cattle

Trace minerals for beef cows
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/beef4887

Meeting mineral requirements at pasture
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/beef/news/vbn0709a3.htm

Trace mineral supplementation strategies in beef cows
http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/trace-mineral-supplementation-strategies-in-beef-cows-160

Have you had your feed tested?
Written by Dr. John McKinnon. Includes the nutritional requirements cows and heifers need during each trimester and a video on feed testing.
http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/feed-testing/

Feed and Water Testing - Laboratories and Companies across Canada
http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=4a990f27-0811-4fe1-b891-7c812fc984fa

News Coverage

Reproductive stage affects mineral needs
The Western Producer
http://www.producer.com/2014/11/reproductive-stage-affects-mineral-needs/

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