Tools & Resources

Science-based information for veterinary teams

The Beef Cattle Research Council is collaborating with practicing veterinarians and RVTs across Canada to build and modify trusted tools they can use or share with beef clients to improve herd health and profitability. Following are a few examples of the resources and tools available for veterinary clinics and the beef producers they serve. 

Nutrition & Feed Testing

The Beef Cattle Research Council offers relevant, science-based information that veterinary teams may use or share with beef clients. Sign up to be notified when new beef herd nutrition resources become available.

Beef Cattle Nutrition

including a legume like alfalfa in a pasture can boost carrying capacity by

Body Condition 

Feed Testing & Analysis 

Water Systems & Testing

It's time to test the waters. Think your stock water is fine? Bad water can lead to a 30% increase in open cows and thousands of dollars in losses.
Clean water makes for heavier calves. Calves with access to clean, pumped water average 18 pounds heavier at weaning time.

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Preventative Herd Health 

The Beef Cattle Research Council offers relevant, science-based information that veterinary teams may use or share with beef clients. Sign up to be notified when new beef herd health resources become available.

Antimicrobial Use and Resistance

Biosecurity

Calf 911: Emergency Support for Newborn Calves

Calf Health

Pain Mitigation

Beef producers care. The number of producers providing pain management to reduce discomfort has increased 500% in recent years.

Vaccinations

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Record Keeping and Data Analysis

The Beef Cattle Research Council offers relevant, science-based information that veterinary teams may use or share with beef clients. Sign up to be notified when new beef cattle record keeping resources become available.

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Set goals and level up. Setting goals and keeping records can achieve 60 more pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed. BCRC
Reproduction and Genetics

The Beef Cattle Research Council offers relevant, science-based information that veterinary teams may use or share with beef clients. Sign up to be notified when new reproduction resources become available.

Bull Selection & Management

Cow-Calf Resources

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first cycle calves can gain more pounds than third cycle calves