calving

  • March 7, 2024Calf 911 - How To Evaluate Newborn Calves Using the Calf VIGOR Scoring System ▶️

    Five objective measurements of vitality to ensure a newborn calf...

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  • March 7, 2024Calf 911 – How to Spot Respiratory Acidosis in a Newborn Calf ▶️

    Dr. Gabriel Jantzi of Metzger Veterinary Services explains what causes...

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  • January 31, 2024*Upcoming Webinar* Early Calf Life Survival

    Key methods for calf health management plus helpful on-farm interventions to make sure calves have a solid...

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  • December 14, 2023Top 10 Most Popular Beef Cattle Resources for Producers in 2023

    The BCRC rounds up the top beef and forage articles from 2023. Keep Reading

  • October 10, 2023Register Now for the 2023-2024 BCRC Webinar Series

    Free webinars for beef producers and veterinary teams on long-term drought implications, heifer...

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  • April 12, 2023Taking Pain Management Mainstream-- Beef Producers Add Pain Medication to Their Routines and Benefit Their Herds🎙️

    The number of producers providing pain management...

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  • February 16, 2023Calf 911 - How to Intervene with a Difficult Calving ▶️

    Discover proper calving intervention methods and when to call for assistance with this new...

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  • February 2, 2023Calf 911 – When and How to Assist with a Difficult Birth 

    A new calving decision tree can help assess when to assist and when to call the vet...

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  • January 10, 2023Calf 911 Checklists – Easy Access to Calving Management Tips 

    The basis for these checklists are the four instalments of the Calf 911 video series...

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  • January 5, 2023Ready or Not, Calving is Coming -- Plan Ahead for a Streamlined Calving Season 

    Focusing on four main aspects of planning can ensure a safe and...

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  • December 13, 2022The BCRC's Top 10 Posts of 2022

    There are hundreds of timely beef and forage articles, interactive production calculators, videos, webinars and other...

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  • December 8, 2022The Sandhills Strategy -- Moving Pregnant Cows to Fresh Ground and Leaving Pairs Behind Can Limit Calf Sickness 

    The Sandhills calving system is a practical way...

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  • April 29, 2022How (and Why) These Eastern Canadian Cow-Calf Producers Changed and Defined Their Calving Periods

    A beef producer from Nova Scotia and another from...

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  • March 14, 2022Calving Records Will Be Especially Valuable This Year

    Research suggests good calving records can help when deciding how to market cows when feed is...

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  • March 10, 20227 Tips to Remember This Calving Season

    Set yourself up for success this calving season with calving tips, resources and videos for Canadian beef...

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  • February 16, 2022Tightening the Calving Season: How to Increase Profitability Through Calving Distribution ▶️

    The benefits of a shortened calving season are...

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  • February 14, 2022Cut Costs Carefully

    This article written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director, originally appeared in the February 2022 issue of Canadian...

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  • January 26, 2022Calf 911 - How to Spot Dehydration in Young or Scouring Calves ▶️

    When calves infected with neonatal scours die, it is ultimately because of...

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  • January 19, 2022Calf 911 - How to Manage Colostrum to Allow Newborn Calves to Thrive ▶️

    Ensuring newborn calves consume colostrum is one of the most important...

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  • January 13, 2022Calf 911 – The Ins and Outs of Esophageal Feeding ▶️

    While the goal is to always have vigorous calves that nurse right away, and maternal cows...

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  • December 15, 2021*UPCOMING WEBINAR* Setting Records- Calving Season Data Collection Jan 12th

    While calving is one of the busiest times of the production cycle for...

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  • September 21, 2021Registration Now Open For 2021/2022 Webinar Series

    This year’s Beef Cattle Research Council webinar series will cover a range of topics including...

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  • January 21, 2021Dealing with Dehydrated Calves – When and How to Use Electrolytes

    The following is the final articles in a series of three posts featuring calving...

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  • January 20, 2021The Key to Setting up a Healthy Calf for Life? Colostrum

    The following is part two of a series of three posts featuring calving management practices...

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  • January 19, 2021Calf 911 Video Demonstrates Effective Calf Resuscitation Strategies ▶️

    The following is part one of a series of three posts on calving that...

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  • January 18, 2021Get ‘em out, get ‘em up, get ‘em fed, write ‘em down… Rawhide!

    A version of this article, written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science...

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  • December 7, 2020Calving Season Timing and Transition - Fast Forward, Rewind, or Press Play

    For many cow-calf producers, calving season is a favourite time of year....

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  • February 4, 2020Top Tips for a Smooth Calving Season

    The most important day of a calf’s life is the first one. There are some key factors that play a role in...

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  • December 30, 2019Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

    This past year we published 78 blog posts that offered production tips and decision tools, provided a science-based...

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  • December 6, 2019Steps to Reduce Disease in Newborn Calves Webinar December 12

    Missed this webinar? Watch the recording here. Lifelong health in a beef animal...

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  • October 7, 2019Unintended Consequences

    This article written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director, originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Canadian...

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  • September 18, 2019Replacement Heifers – Money, Management, and Momentum

    Do you raise your own heifers? Or do you prefer to purchase your replacements? Regardless of...

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  • June 13, 2019A Prolonged Calving Season can be Costly: New Calculator Available

    As the calving season ends and producers switch gears toward breeding season, there...

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  • January 21, 2019How to Increase your Odds of Having Healthy Calves

    Calving is a natural process, but sometimes disease, weather, and many other factors can cause...

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  • November 21, 2018Five Producers Share Ideas That Have Made Their Farms and Ranches More Efficient

    Editors note: This article is the second in a series featuring ideas...

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  • April 24, 2018Eight beef producers share their recent changes

    Canadian beef producers appear to be keeping up with the often heard axiom “the only constant in...

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  • April 3, 2017Are those girls in good shape? Raise your beef IQ

    Fit cows get pregnant faster. Increasing body condition scores from 2 to 3 can also increase...

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  • January 23, 2017That's Gotta Hurt

    This article written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director, originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of Canadian...

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