Studies by Alberta Agriculture crop pathologist Michael Harding, which compared different disinfectants that can be used on farm equipment, showed a 50:50 concentration of common household bleach and water killed spores and is cheaper.

Nothing fancy about killing clubroot

An Alberta study has shown that household bleach works as well as specialized disinfectants

Glacier FarmMedia – A jug of household bleach is an important tool in the fight against clubroot. Studies by Alberta Agriculture crop pathologist Michael Harding, which compared different disinfectants that can be used to sanitize farm equipment, showed a 50:50 concentration of common household bleach and water killed spores and is cheaper than other options. […] Read more

The number of beef heifers retained for breeding declined by 2.6 per cent.

Canadian cattle herd numbers keep dropping

It’s at its lowest point since 1988, dropping 26.3 per cent from a peak recorded in 2005

The Canadian cattle herd continues to shrink and is at the lowest July 1 number since 1988, Statistics Canada reported in its summer inventory report. Breeding stock numbers are also down and many in the industry say it is unlikely to improve, at least in Western Canada, because drought and resulting feed shortages will force […] Read more

Fed cattle are given highly fermentable grain diets that can increase the rate and extent of fermentation within the rumen and consequently the rate of acid production.

The far-reaching effects of rumen acidosis

It is a painful condition caused by eating too much highly digestible starch or sugar and can also decrease performance

Ruminal acidosis can be a painful condition for cattle and could lead to other problems like ruminitis, laminitis or liver abscesses. Acute acidosis can occur when cattle consume too much highly digestible starch or sugar. It is often seen among feedlot cattle but it can also affect the cow-calf sector. It is an animal welfare […] Read more