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Managing Winter Nutrition: New Beef Research School Episode

A new video is now available on

Feeding beef cattle over the winter can be a challenging balance between ensuring the health and productivity of your animals, and keeping feed and yardage costs at a reasonable level.  We recently sat down with Dr. Kim Ominski, a researcher at the University of Manitoba focused on productivity and environmental sustainability of forage-based beef cattle production systems. In the new episode of the Beef Research School, Dr. Ominski discusses the changing nutritional needs of bred cows and heifers over the winter, and some considerations when using extended grazing techniques.

See the video here.

Watch for the next video in the series, which will provide a more in-depth discussion of bale, swath and stockpile grazing.  Past episodes discussed feed testing, research on cattle transport and the value of research in Canada’s beef cattle industry. More information on the Beef Research School.

Learn more about winter nutrition

Beef Cow Rations and Winter Feeding Guidelines
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Winter Feeding Programs for Beef Cows and Calves
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Winter Rations for Beef Cows
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Take the Winter Feeding Challenge
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Remote Winter Watering Systems for Beef Cattle
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Extended Grazing

Stored Forages

Beef Cattle’s Adjustment to Cold Weather
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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