Alberta Feedlot Management Guide 2nd Edition: Table of Contents

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Section 1: Nutrition & Management
Characteristics of Common Feed Grains
Processing Feed Grains
High Moisture Grain Production Tempered vs. Dry Barley for Feedlot Cattle
Feeding Barley Grain - Effect of Bushel Weight
Effect of Barley Grain Type on Feedlot Performance of Steers
How To Make Barley Silage
Selecting Crops and Varieties for Silage
Feeding Fats and Oils in Feedlot Diets
By-products for Cattle Feeding
Grain and Canola Screening Pellets for Feedlot Cattle
Feed Intake in Feedlot Cattle
Types and Sources of Protein
Protein Requirements of Feedlot Cattle
Vitamins for Feedlot Cattle
Trace Minerals for Backgrounding and Finishing Beef Cattle
Nutrition and Immunity of Feedlot Cattle
Feeding Lightweight Calves
Managing Yearlings on Pasture
Finishing Cull Cows
Feeding Young Bulls for Beef Production
Growth Implants for Beef Cattle
Growth Implant Strategies
Growth Implants for Beef Cattle - Economic Implications
Using Frame Size to Predict Growth and Development
Principles of Bunk Management

Section 2: Health Management
Feedlot Health Management
Control and Prevention of Diseases of Feedlot Cattle
Investigation and Management of Epidemics of Disease in the Feedlot
Antimicrobial Resistance
Record Keeping and Analysis
Processing Incoming Cattle
Salmonellosis in Feedlot Cattle
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) Update
Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus
'Atypical' Interstitial Pneumonias in Feedlot Cattle
'Atypical' Interstitial Pneumonias in Feedlot Cattle Update
Lameness in Feedlot Cattle
Feedlot or Grain Bloat
Grain Overload
Polioencephalomalacia (Cerebrocortical Necrosis or Polio)
Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)
Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Update
Urolithiasis (Water Belly) in Cattle
Clostridial Diseases
Buller Steer Syndrome
Coccidiosis in Cattle
Internal Parasites
Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis
Cattle Grub (warble) Control for Feedlot Cattle
Pinkeye and Other Eye Problems in Feedlot Cattle
Lice Management for Feedlot Cattle
Stable Fly Management for Feedlot
Import and Export of Feeder Cattle - Canada/USA

Section 3: Facilities & Environment
Feedlot Site Selection
Feedlot Water Supply
Protecting Surface and Groundwater Quality
Feedlot Layouts
Feeding Pen Design
Feedlot Water Systems
Feeding Systems
Fencing and Corral Cost
Pen and Runoff Management
Utilization of Feedlot Manure
Composting Animal Manures
Horse Facilities for Feedlots
Cattle Handling

Section 4: Economics & Marketing
An Introduction to Livestock Marketing
Breakeven Analysis for Feeder Cattle
Farm Gate Value for Calves Placed in a Home Feedlot
Partial Budgeting
Predicting Feeder Cattle Prices
Pricing Feedgrains
Sources of Financing for Feedlots
Custom Feeding
Selecting a Custom Feedlot
Marketing Alternatives for Feeder Cattle
Marketing Alternatives for Fed Cattle
Electronic Marketing of Cattle
Forward Contracting of Cattle
Marketing Cull Cows
How Shrinkage Affects Returns for Feeder and Slaughter Cattle
Dressing Percentage in Slaughter Cattle
Beef Carcass Evaluation
Value Based Marketing - More Than Just Carcass Quality
Exporting Live Cattle to the United States
Commodity Futures Markets: How They Work
Hedging by the Farm Manager
Basis Levels in Cattle Markets
Choosing a Commodity Broker
Marketing Information Sources for Western Canadian Farms
Marketing Information on the Internet

Section 5: Quality Assurance
Why Quality Assurance in the Feedlot?
Food Safety and Risk Prevention in the Feedlot
E Coli 0157
Hide Damage - Tags, Grubs and Brands
Liver Abscesses
Bruising and Dark Cutters
Injection Site Lesions
Broken Needles in Beef
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Extra-Label Use of Animal Health Products in Cattle
The Avoidance of Potential Drug Residues and Antimicrobial Resistance

Section 6: Animal Welfare
Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle
Transportation of Livestock
Animal Care - A Cattle Industry Priority
Emergency Slaughter of Feedlot Cattle
Preventing and Handling Disabled Cattle on the Farm
Animal Welfare - What Is It and What Are the Issues for the Feedlot Industry?
Recognizing and Reducing Stress in Feedlot Cattle

Section 7: People Management
Working with Your Lawyer
Working with Your Accountant
Working with Your Financial Institution
Improving Personnel Management - A Feedlot Focus
Working with Your Consulting Nutritionist/Feedmill
Working with Your Veterinarian
The New Employee and the Employee Information Handbook
Employee Performance Evaluations
Employee Recruitment and Selection
Working with Your University
Working with Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Working with Agriculture Canada

Section 8: Authors
List of Authors

Appendix: Calculators


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  Alberta Feedlot Management Guide 2nd Edition
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Alberta Feedlot Management Guide - 2nd Edition: Authors
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This information published to the web on August 19, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 16, 2015.