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Nutrient Run-Off A Concern When Overwintering Livestock

Nitrogen and phosphorus loss in snowmelt run-off from in-field cattle overwintering can be an environmental concern, says a researcher from the University of Saskatchewan. Wintering cattle directly in the field creates concerns with increased nutrients being deposited where they may be susceptible to movement with snowmelt run-off, Jeff Schoenau told the Manure Management Update conference

Truckers And Marts Urged Not To Accept High-Risk Cattle

The days are ending for making a few bucks by shipping high-risk old, thin or arthritic beef and dairy cattle. Darren Malchow, a health-of- animals insector for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Lethbridge, said the cattle industry is sending the message to all levels that the quality of animals being sent to market is