Archived Cattle Articles


March versus June calving


The decision to change a production practice on your farm can be a difficult one without the certainty of how it will impact the bottom line.


Custom feeding cows this winter

“Cow/calf operators are looking farther afield this year for their forage supplies,” says Ted Nibourg, business management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “With the high cost of forage and the cost of trucking, it may make sense to

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Stock density

Holistic Management is a decision-making process. “The Power of Stock Density” comes from the combination of using four tools (animal impact, grazing, technology, and rest). Proper planned use of these tools can result in moving toward your holisticgoal. This three-part

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A day in the life of making history with Lowline

One and a half years ago, three individuals from England looked at importing live Lowline cattle from New Zealand to England. Because of testing requirements for the two countries, the transaction was not possible. The buyers then looked to Canada

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Speckle Park – Oh, Canada!

“We are Canadian!” What has “being Canadian” contributed to the Speckle Park success story? As everyone knows the beef industry in Canada is experiencing difficult times and Speckle Park are no exception. But how did this new breed flourish under

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Speckle Park looking to the future

As a new breed, Speckle Park have the opportunity to set up their registry and requirements using all the regulations and new technologies to ensure the breed as a whole maintains its integrity and genetic health. The association has worked

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Speckle Park Australian connection

For more than 30 years, Australian cattleman Greg Ebbeck has been splitting his time between Australia and North America and has imported Canadian polled Hereford genetics in the form of semen, embryos and live cattle since 1984. But in the

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