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Raise Your Beef IQ

This series of images is intended to raise awareness of and encourage producers to utilize extension resources, and to promote the value of ongoing investments in beef, cattle and forage research. Show your support for Canadian beef research and innovation. Right click on any of the following images and click “Save image as,” then print or share online.

ANIMAL HEALTH, WELFARE & REPRODUCTION

Learn more about pain mitigation.
Learn more about water systems for beef cattle.
Learn more about the economics of livestock water systems.
 Learn more about low-stress weaning techniques.
Learn more about calving distribution.

BEEF QUALITY

Learn more about the nutritional qualities of beef.

CALF 911 PRINTABLES

colostrum management poster
Learn more about colostrum management.
tube feeding poster
Learn more about tube feeding.
calf recovery poster
Learn more about calf resuscitation.
calf dehydration poster
Learn more about calf dehydration.
BCRC calving decision tree
Learn more about calving.
BCRC calving presentations, normal and malpresentations
Learn more about calving.

ECONOMIC MULTIPLIER

Click to access full-page PDF.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Learn more about the environmental footprint of beef.
Learn more about the environmental footprint of beef.
Learn more about the beef industry’s water use.
Learn more about beef research priorities.
Click to access two-page PDF.

FARM RECORDS

Learn more about farm record keeping and goal setting.

FEED EFFICIENCY & UTILIZATION

FORAGE & GRASSLAND PRODUCTIVITY

Learn more about improving forage yields.
Learn more about extended grazing.

Have an idea for another Raise Your Beef IQ image? We’d love to hear it! Email us at info@beefresearch.ca.


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ABOUT US

What is the Beef Cattle Research Council?
Five-Year Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy

FOR PRODUCERS

Calving and Reproduction

How to calculate the value of a bull
How to increase profit by improving calving distribution
Managing the body condition of beef cows to improve profit
How to (and not to) resuscitate newborn calves
How to spot dehydration in young calves
How to handle colostrum so newborn calves thrive
How to tube feed newborn calves (esophageal feeding)

Environmental Sustainability

What beef producers need to know about environmental footprint

Animal Health, Welfare and Antimicrobial Resistance

What beef producers need to know about antimicrobial use and resistance
What beef producers need to know about pain control and prevention

Beef and Carcass Quality

Safe and effective injection techniques
Injection Site Lesions – 2017 National Beef Quality Audit Results
Reducing cattle bruising and dark cutters – 2017 National Beef Quality Audit results
Branding – 2017 National Beef Quality Audit results
Customer satisfaction – 2017 National Beef Quality Audit results
Carcass grading – 2017 National Beef Quality Audit results
Carcass defects cost industry an estimated $110 million/year
Measured changes in the quality of Canadian beef — National Beef Quality Audit

FOR RESEARCHERS

Beef Researcher Mentorship Program
The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation