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Fact Sheets


2017 Fact Sheets

2017-02 Evaluation of Low Heat Unit Corn Hybrids for Backgrounding Beef Calves (swathgrazed barley vs standing corn vs drylot fed greenfeed)
2017-01 Effect of Winter Grazing System on Beef Cow Performance and System Costs (swathgrazed barley vs standing corn vs drylot fed greenfeed)

2016 Fact Sheets

PDF icon Performance and System Cost of Beef Cows Winter Grazing Barley Crop Residue Being
Supplemented with Canola Meal or Wheat-Based Dried Distiller's Grain with Solubles (wDDGS)
Reproduction and Feed Efficiency in Beef Heifers
Evaluation of Progeny Performance Using Carcass Data From Beef InfoExchange System (BIXS)

2015 Fact Sheets

PDF icon Effect of Perennial Forage System on Forage Characteristics, Cow Performance
and System Economics (Stockpiled Pasture)
PDF Comparison of Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination vs. Natural Service in Beef Cows: Reproductive Efficiency and System Cost

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2014 Fact Sheets

PDF A Comparison of Zero-Till Seed Openers for Sod-Seeding Alfalfa for Pasture Rejuvenation
PDF Effect of Development System on Growth and Reproductive Performance of Beef Heifers
PDF Comparison of Different Herbicide Options to Control Absinth (Artemisia absinthium L.)
in Perennial Pasture
PDF Economics of Raising Beef Replacement Heifers

2013 Fact Sheets

PDF Comparison of Grazing Oat and Pea Crop Residue vs Feeding Hay on Beef Cow Performance, Reproductive Efficiency and System Cost
PDF 2012 Saskatchewan Cow-Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2012 Saskatchewan Top 25% Cow-Calf Analysis

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2012 Fact Sheets

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Time of Calving and Feeding Strategy Effects on Performance of Feeder Steers

PDF Winter Grazing Beef Cows with Standing Corn
PDF Raising Replacements - What is the Cost?
PDF 2011 Saskatchewan Cow/Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2011 Saskatchewan Low-Cost Cow-Calf Analysis
PDF 2011 Saskatchewan Cow-Calf Cost of Production by Herd Size
PDF Economics of Time of Calving and Feeding Strategy

2011 Fact Sheets

PDF Swath Grazing CDC SO-1 Oats (Super Oats) and Red Proso Millet with Beef Cows
PDF 2010 Saskatchewan Cow/Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2010 Low-Cost Cow-Calf Producers
PDF What Does It Cost to Raise Replacement Heifers?

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2010 Fact Sheets

PDF Why is Saskatchewan Hay Yield Declining?
PDF What is the Cost of a Herd Sire?
PDF 2008 Saskatchewan Cow/Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF Cost of Herd Health - Vaccination

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2009 Fact Sheets

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Wheat-Based Dried Distillers Grains Supplementation in Backgrounding and Stocker Programs

PDF Effects of Two Calving Systems On Cow And Calf Performance In Western Canada
PDF Annual Forage Crop Yield Response to Water
PDF Alfalfa in Brown Soil Zone Crop Rotation

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2008 Fact Sheets

PDF Comparison of Spring-Seeded Winter Annual Crops For Grazing
PDF Backgrounding Calves on Annual Forages
PDF Effects of Supplementing Beef Cows Grazing Stockpiled Pasture with Dried Distillers’ Grains
PDF CDC SO-I A New Oat Variety for Cattle Feeders
PDF Effects of Supplementing Beef Cows Grazing Crop Residue with Dried Distillers’ Grains

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2007 Fact Sheets

PDF Effect Of Winter Feeding Systems On Soil Nutrients, Soil Distribution & Soil Compaction
PDF Effect Of Winter Feeding Systems On Cow Performance & Crop Yield

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2006 Fact Sheets

PDF 2005 Cow/Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2005 Saskatchewan Low-Cost Producers
PDF Evaluating New Forage Varieties
PDF From Grain to Grass: 6 year analysis
PDF Saskatchewan Cow-Calf Cost of Production Analysis 2001-2005
PDF Swath Grazing Golden German Millet, revised edition
PDF Winter Feeding Beef Cows - Feed Waste & Feed Site Forage Production

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2005 Fact Sheets

pdf Effect of Controlled Release Fertilizer
PDF Winter Feeding Systems on Beef Cows - Managing Manure Nutrients
PDF Winter Feeding Systems on Beef Cow Performance
PDF 2001-2004 SK Cow-Calf Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2002-2004 Cowherd Yardage
PDF 2003-2004 Backgrounding Economics
PDF 2003-2004 SK Feedlot Finishing Analysis
PDF 2004 Cowherd Analysis
PDF 2004 Feedlot Yardage Analysis
PDF 2004 Overhead Costs Per Animal for Pasture Grazing

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2004 Fact Sheets

pdf Backgrounding Calves on Golden German Millet Swaths
pdf Backgrounding Calves on Swathed Corn and Barley
pdf 2002 & 2003 Feedlot Yardage Analysis
pdf 2003 Sask COP Analysis
pdf Are Cow-Calf Profits Correlated with Lower Cost of Production?
pdf Cowherd Yardage - How do you Compare?
pdf What Size of Herd Earns the Highest Returns?
pdf How Much Money was Lost Feeding Cattle in 2003

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2003 Fact Sheets

PDF 2002 Grazing Corn Report
PDF Effect of Composted and Non-Composted Manure on Soil Nutrients, Forage Yield and Animal Performance
PDF Extending the Grazing Season with Turnips
PDF Steer Performance Grazing Hybrid Bromegrass
PDF 2002 From Grain to Grass - What are the Costs?
PDF 2002 Saskatchewan Cowherd Cost of Production Analysis
PDF 2002 WBDC Cowherd Report
PDF 2002-03 WBDC Backgrounding Report
PDF Are Perennial Forages Profitable?
PDF Do Larger Cowherds Mean Increased Returns?
PDF Ever Thought of Rebreeding Your Open Cows?
PDF Were There Any Profits Earned Breeding Heifers?
PDF What Are the Yardage Costs Associated With Feeding Cattle?
PDF What Weaning Weight Was Most Profitable in 2002?

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2002 Fact Sheets

pdf Backgrounding Steers on Fall Rye Pasture
pdf Comparison of Grazing Corn Varieties
pdf Is Carcass Traceback Possible for the Cow-Calf Industry?
pdf Livestock Manure on Perennial Pasture
pdf Nutrient Changes in Composted Beef Manure
pdf Rejuvenation of Crested Wheatgrass
pdf Swath Grazing Barley & Barley/Pea Mixtures
pdf Winter Livestock Watering Systems
pdf 2001 Saskatchewan Breeding Heifer Report
pdf 2001 Saskatchewan Backgrounding Report
pdf From Grain to Grass - What are the Costs?
pdf The WBDC Backgrounding Report
pdf Thinking of Selling Bred Heifers in 2003?
pdf What Does it Cost to Raise a Calf in Saskatchewan?

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Videos

Since 2011 we have been creating summary videos of completed research projects. All of the videos are posted on our YouTube channel, which also contains audio-synched presentations from our Field Days and instructional videos on cost of production. Below is a list of some of our research summary videos, clicking on the YouTube icon beside the title will redirect you to the video on YouTube.

Our YouTube channel is located at: http://www.youtube.com/user/WSTRNBEEF

YouTube video About Western Beef (6:45) YouTube video Winter Feeding Cows on Annual Cropped Field (9:51)
YouTube video Backgrounding Calves on Annual Forages (5:33) YouTube video ZT Seeding Alfalfa Into Pasture
YouTube video Supplementing Cows with Wheat DDGS (10:49) YouTube video Winter Grazing Cows on Standing Corn (6:28)
YouTube video Winter Feeding Beef Cows on Pasture (11:48) YouTube video Forage Legumes in Annual Crop Rotation (32:34)
YouTube video Pasture Rejuvenation - Part I (10:40) YouTube video Explaining Declining Hay Yields in SK (51:16)
YouTube video Pasture Rejuvenation - Part II (9:52) YouTube video Winter Grazing Cows on Crop Residue (6:26)

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