A University of Saskatchewan graduate student is combining her love of cattle and her keen interest in forages as she seeks to answer questions many producers are asking about new ...
Cattle producers looking for silage to rotate with barley may want to consider a newer variety of triticale, according to research conducted at the University of Saskatchewan.
The University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence is moving into its third year of operation with three new leaders eager to transition the centre into the...
SaskTel and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) announced today that they are partnering to launch a “living laboratory” at the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excel...
It’s a rare privilege to welcome newborn bison calves into the world. It’s even more rare when those calves are the fruit of your labour.
It may sound like a tall tale, but burglar honey bees raiding nearby hives is contributing to the spread of a disease called American foulbrood (AFB) in Saskatchewan.
Growing an annual polycrop for beef cattle isn’t a silver bullet to extend grazing, but producers may still see some benefits when the crop is managed properly, according to resear...
Calving at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence is close to hitting the half-way point after about three weeks of calving.
Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan are surprised that research they published today shows beef cattle can tolerate higher concentrations of sulphates in drinking water th...
The LFCE’s second annual summer field day for producers was scheduled for June 23. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the field day.
Scientists from the University of Saskatchewan and other institutions are gaining a better understanding of the priorities of those who fund beef cattle and forage research.
A Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researcher and his team are looking into new options for pain management during castration of beef calves.
Eat less beef…save the planet! It’s a common theme on social media and among celebrities. Yet, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are working to show that beef cattle in...
By:USask Research Profile and Impact
With $2.35 million from the federal government and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary researcher Dr. Cheryl Waldner will underta...
By:USask Research Profile and Impact
Twenty University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded nearly $7 million through a joint federal-provincial government funding program to advance cattle, swine and po...
The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the livestock industry by joining the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
The members of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence welcomed two new board members at their fall meeting.
The day begins beautifully. The sun is shining and the vivid blue sky stretches out over the never-ending prairies. I’m at the Specialized Livestock Research Centre — part of the U...
Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced today a contribution of $100,000 over the next decade to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFC...
After a successful first year, the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) continues to provide unique research opportunities for live...
Gabriel Ribeiro, the new Saskatchewan Beef Industry Chair at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), will be developing nutritional strategies to improve health, performance and pr...
The 2019 calving season at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence began long before the first calf hit the ground this spring.
By:Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC)
Dr. John Campbell, a leader in beef animal health and welfare, has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. Campbell was honoured...
The future of diagnostic testing for livestock disease could fit into the palm of your hand.
Facts, friends and food - and lots of each – combined for a hugely successful first annual summer field day for producers at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
A Parks Canada scientist is conducting research on bovine tuberculosis in bison to improve diagnosis of the disease and to develop better vaccines. This research is conducted in co...
The University of Saskatchewan today announced details of a 10-year, $250,000 investment from Merck Animal Health for its Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) – a visio...
Steamed or soaked? Mid-flake or coarse-flake? These are the questions that University of Saskatchewan researchers are exploring as they determine how best to process barley for cat...
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are evaluating triticale silage as a potentially viable option for feeding steers compared to barley silage.
The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence has received its first payment as part of the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration pilot project.
It wasn’t quite the Dragon’s Den, but beef and forage scientists participated in a day-long pitch party with funding agencies this week.
The first scientific study in the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Metabolism Barn at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will identify how different levels of sulpha...
The University of Saskatchewan has announced a five-year partnership and $250,000 contribution from research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. that w...
By:U of S Communications
Today the University of Saskatchewan and its partners launched the $38-million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), a world-class complex of field and science laborato...
By:U of S Communications
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed Kris Ringwall as the new director of its Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), a powerhouse for innovative researc...
It’s possible you’ve never heard of leafy spurge. But if you live in the Prairies, you’ve likely seen its lanky stalks and mustard-yellow buds standing out amongst the endless fiel...
Many of you may be aware of a recent donation of $5 million by A&W to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
By:U of S Communications
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has committed $100,000 towards the construction of the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) — a world-class facility that will unite livestock ...
In January, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will welcome its new beef cattle ethologist — Dr. Diego Moya — to the college’s team of large animal specialists.
The University of Saskatchewan is searching for the right person to lead the new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
A&W has made a substantial investment in the Canadian beef industry with a $5-million donation toward the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excel...
Government of Canada invests $4.47 million for U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence
Dr. Nathan Erickson wants to breathe new life into cattle disease control — literally.
You might not think it to look at them, but cows can provide an excellent parallel to a woman’s reproductive system.
With years of experience behind their names, Bart Lardner and Paul Jefferson are seasoned pros in their fields.
When Ryder Lee talks about the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), what gets him most excited about the project is how it will affect the bottom line of cattlemen acr...
Joe Stookey loves talking to beef cattle producers – anywhere and any time. If there are beef cattle in the background, he loves it even more. And if he’s going to have coffee, he ...
In a lifetime worth of work in cow-calf and cattle feeding research, John McKinnon has watched time and again as the beef industry has ebbed and flowed.
When Cassidy Maidment first came to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), she was planning on chasing her dream career in veterinary medicine. But once she got to campus, a whol...
Bill Biligetu is always looking for ways to improve his research. What’s even better is when he can do so while simultaneously lifting up the work of his peers.
By: Jeanette Neufeld
The four wood bison calves grazing beside their protective mothers look just like any other bison — but what makes these animals unique is the way they came into the world.
For Janice Bruynooghe, the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) isn’t just about research. It’s about creating a network between all facets of livestock industry and re...
When your average person looks at manure, it’s possible they will get a little queasy about seeing it as anything more than animal waste. But for soil scientist Jeff Schoenau, with...
Veterinary researcher Dr. John Campbell shares his enthusiasm for the new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).
The moment of conception is a surprisingly mysterious affair, but solving this puzzle has big implications.
Environmental testing at the future LFCE feedlot site will allow U of S researchers to determine what makes the best site for intensive livestock operations.
A new economic model could help determine the cost-benefit of preg-checking for cattle producers.
Being a veterinarian for most people means saving the lives of animals that are sick or in distress. For Dr. Brittany Wiese, being a veterinarian is that and so much more.
Forage breeding doesn’t get much love, but Bruce Coulman knows it is key to healthy ecosystems and feeding the world.
A U of S research team is working to develop a test that will allow veterinarians to make a definitive diagnosis of ergot poisoning in live animals.
U of S student Jennifer Town has found a more reliable way to make green energy from manure.
By:College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Animal welfare critics argue cattle aren’t designed to eat grain, but Greg Penner’s research shows there’s much more to the story