- Lumsden Clinic stops treating large animals due to lack of vetsDr. Tanya Marshall has provided large and small animal services in Lumsden for 22 years. In November, she sent a letter informing her large animal clients that she would be closing the large-animal part of her practice. The reasons; are her health and a lack of veterinarians in the province willing to work with large […]
- Livestock producers encouraged to test water supplyFor livestock producers having access to a good, clean water supply is key. Water quality can affect the feed intake, the absorption of nutrients, and overall productivity of animals. Livestock and Feed Extension specialist Alicia Sopatyk encourages producers to get their water tested, adding one of the most common problems tends to be high sulfates.
- Listen: Management forum assists ranchers in finding improvements to their operationsThere are always ways to improve your livestock operation and the upcoming Ranch Management Forum in Kindersley, Sask. will examine some of those strategies. Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture regional livestock and feed extension specialist Alicia Sopatyk says the forum will include a discussion on extending the winter grazing season, forage fertility, emerging technologies, and a […]
- Tough testing process for foreign trained veterinariansA key challenge for the livestock sector is the shortage of veterinarians ...especially large animal vets. As with the medical profession, we see international vets immigrating to the country that are looking to practice in Canada. In order to do so they must complete a Clinical Proficiency Examination at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine […]
- Extend Grazing Season with Cover CropsCattle grazing cover crop mix after snowfall event in bitterly cold temperatures. Photo courtesy of Riley Kammerer taken December 22, 2022.