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Remote post-mortems boost diagnoses in cattle

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 18, 2024

Televised necropsies may be the next big thing in determining causes of death in cattle and other livestock, according to results of a proof-of-concept research project. Using video conferencing technology,…

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Canadian scientists study space, stress and sickness in feedlot cattle

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 18, 2024

Welfare and health of food production animals are active areas of concern for both producers and consumers. As animal rights lobbyists voice their concerns for the welfare of food production…

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Jeff Bezos Donates $30 Million to Develop Fake Meat

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 18, 2024

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s charity is establishing a multimillion-dollar research facility at North Carolina State University for manufacturing fake meat products, both plant- and cell-based proteins. According to a release…

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H5N1 Virus Found in Beef for First Time, FSIS Says

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 3, 2024

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday that the H5N1 virus was discovered in meat from a single cull dairy cow as part of testing of 96 dairy…

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Water-infused feed enhances feedlot performance

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 3, 2024

New research from the University of Saskatchewan could lead to reduced days on feed for cattle in feedlots. The secret may be as simple as adding adding water to the…

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Manure may not be biggest culprit for nutrient runoff

By Canadian Angus Association | Jun 3, 2024

A new study spearheaded by two University of Manitoba researchers is giving more insight into where nutrients running off into Prairie waterways are coming from, and pasture manure may not be the biggest culprit. Animal…

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Iowa Third State to Create Legislation Regarding Lab-Grown Meat

By Canadian Angus Association | May 24, 2024

In an effort to maintain trust with consumers and protect livestock producers, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed into law SF 2391, a bill prohibiting the misbranding of certain food products,…

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Cattle sector aims to break the cycle

By Canadian Angus Association | May 24, 2024

Many beef producers got an unpleasant shock at last fall’s preg check, and experts are weighing in on what can be done to avoid a similar problem this year. According…

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The wild side of zoonotics

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

Commonly known as bird flu, avian influenza A has crossed the boundaries from the chicken barn to the dairy farm and from there to a human in the United States. This is a…

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How #88 Became the Most Popular Cow on Social Media

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

#88 is quite possibly the most popular cow on social media right now, and it was one social media post that started it all. “It’s kind of a fun little…

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Metro Ontario expands its beef sustainability sourcing

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

Metro Ontario has achieved its 2022 sourcing commitment to buy three million pounds of beef from Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Certified farms and ranches by 2026, ahead of…

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Antibiotic resistance in weaned calves a rarity

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

If a new piece of western Canadian research is any indication, few weaned calves ready for the feedlot are carrying medication-resistant passengers. The project was focused on bacteria and viruses…

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Recent survey reveals uncertainty in public attitudes toward beef

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

Social media, news articles and conversations around the dinner table don’t always have a positive story to tell about Canadian beef, but that may be rooted in uncertainty more than…

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Antimicrobial use in animals declines in Americas

By Canadian Angus Association | May 23, 2024

The Americas continue to decrease their use of antimicrobials for animals, although a new report shows a large rise in usage in Africa. The new report from the World Organization…

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Scotland reports case of mad cow disease

By Canadian Angus Association | May 13, 2024

The Scottish government on Friday confirmed a case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, at a farm in the southwest of the country, the first…

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