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Raise Your Beef IQ

This series of images is intended to raise awareness of and encourage producers to utilize extension resources, and to promote the value of ongoing investments in beef, cattle and forage research.

Learn more about the environmental footprint of beef at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/environmental-footprint-of-beef-production-6 
Learn more about the nutritional qualities of beef at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/nutritional-qualities-of-beef-47 
Learn more about calving distribution at http://www.yitongrong.cn/blog/a-prolonged-calving-season-can-be-costly-new-calculator-available/ 
Learn more about making farm decisions at http://www.yitongrong.cn/blog/making-farm-decisions-easier/ 
Learn more about improving forage yields at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/improving-forage-yields-84

1950's feed efficiency was 10:1. Today it's 6:1.
Learn more about our industry's water footprint at http://www.yitongrong.cn/blog/cattle-feed-water-use/

 Producing more with less for the world market.

Producing more with less for the world market.  Visit www.yitongrong.cn for research news and science-based production advice.

Calves with access to clean, pumped water average 18lbs heavier at weaning
Better water = bigger calves.  Visit http://www.yitongrong.cn/blog/how-quickly-do-water-systems-pay-for-themselves-new-calculator-available/ for learn more and use our Economics of Water Systems Calculator. 

 Increasing body condition scores from 2 to 3 increase pregnancy rates

Less complaining. More gaining.  Learn more about low-stress weaning techniques at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/weaning-65.

 Increasing body condition scores from 2 to 3 increase pregnancy rates

Are those girls in good shape?  Learn more about the productivity and profitability of cows maintained at different body condition scores at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research/body-condition-scoring.cfm

 In Canada, producing one kilogram of beef now creates 15% less greenhouse gases than in 1981, due to improved production practices.

Learn more about improving production practices which consequently reduce the Canadian beef industry's environmental footprint at http://www.yitongrong.cn/

1950's feed efficiency was 10:1. Today it's 6:1.
What will tomorrow’s be?  Learn more about optimizing feedlot feed efficiency at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/optimizing-feedlot-feed-efficiency-8

  Canadian grasslands sequester carbon emissions of 3.62 million cars a year

Learn more about research on the interface between beef production and the environment in which it is produced at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research/environmental.cfm

 Over 1,000 plant, animal and insect species make their home on Canadian rangeland.

Preserving biodiversity on rangeland is just as important as preservation of biodiversity in the rainforest. Maintaining healthy rangeland supports the ecosystem and boosts forage production for livestock.  Learn more about forage and grassland management at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research/forage-grasslands.cfm.

 every day grazing is extended saves the cow-calf sector nearly $4 million

Extended grazing methods, including swath, stockpiled and bale grazing, have considerable economic benefits over traditional winter feeding systems. Well managed systems reduce or eliminate labour, feed and manure handling costs during the winter. Learn more at http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/extended-grazing-45

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Alternatives to Antimicrobials


Dealing with Drought


Beef's Place In a Healthy Environment


Grazing and Pasture Management

 Learn more about effective grazing management http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/grazing-management-48 

Cattle Transport

 To learn more about the safe transport of cattle visit http://www.yitongrong.cn/research-topic.cfm/transport-1 

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