Category Archives: Beef

Searching for Antibiotic Replacements in Cattle Rations

Category : Beef

As part of an increasing focus in reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock farming, University of Guelph food scientist Professor Ben Bohrer is researching oil blends and organic acids as additives which could be used as an alternative to antibiotic in cattle diets.

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Breeding Beef Cattle for Respiratory Disease Resistance

Category : Beef

Identifying cattle with superior immune function would permit breeding of animals with improved disease resistance – an approach that has been successful in dairy cows and is now also being applied to beef cattle.

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New Guelph Beef Researcher Focusing on Feed & Nutrition

Category : Beef

Joining the University of Guelph faculty as an assistant professor focused on beef cattle research was a bit of a dream come true for Katie Wood.

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High pressure processing can extend shelf life of beef

Category : Beef

 A study led by Dr. Haihong Wang of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has discovered that high pressure processing of beef can significantly extend shelf life without affecting meat quality, sensory attributes or the nutritional value of marinated beef steaks. Thanks to study data, the technology has now gained regulatory approval from Health Canada.

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New cattle vaccine could minimize need for antibiotic use

Category : Beef

Kansas State University researchers have patented a new vaccine against Fusobacterium necrophorum infection. The bacterium affects sheep and cattle with liver abscesses, calf diphtheria and foot root or abscesses which are currently controlled using antibiotics.

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Researcher mentorship participants announced

Category : Beef

Four Canadian beef researchers have been selected to take part in the 2016-17 Beef Researcher Mentorship Program. Each researcher is paired with Canadian beef industry leaders and given a travel budget to strengthen their involvement in and understanding of the Canadian beef industry.

Ear tag health monitor developed

Category : Beef

A young Mexican researcher has invented an ear tag that measures vital signs in cattle to help identify health problems as early as possible. The tag, called LifeMonitor, measures temperature, heart rate and blood pressure in real time. Data is sent to the cloud for producers to monitor and alerts can be emailed to producers or veterinarians if anything suspicious is detected.

Cattle round up by robot

Category : Beef

Researchers in Australia have a robot in the works that can help round up cattle. The Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney is developing a durable robot called SwagBot that can navigate difficult terrain. The latest version, trialed on a cattle farm, was able to tow a trailer, interact with horses, roll across fallen logs, power through streams and helped move a herd of cows in a desired direction.

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