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Ontario Beef magazine is the official publication of the Beef Farmers of Ontario. It is issued five times a year in February, May, August, October and December to over 16,000 beef farmers. Ontario Beef covers topics of interest in the beef industry, including research, producer profiles, policy issues, market information and industry updates.

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Current Magazine - December 2017

Making the Move North

Paul DeJong can sum up the decision to move his farm to Northern Ontario in three reasons – herd expansion, reduced workload and financial freedom. In fall 2017, DeJong and his partner Kim Inglis moved their herd of 85 black angus cows from Dundalk to Charlton, Ontario. He admits the move was a big decision, but one that makes sense for his farm and lifestyle goals...

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Guelph Researcher Using Genomics to Accelerate Genetic Improvement in Beef Cattle

Beef geneticist Angela Cánovas has made a splash in the short time she’s been at the University of Guelph. Since joining the Department of Animal Biosciences in June 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Beef Cattle and Small Ruminant Genomics, she has established a large research lab where she is leading several research projects and overseeing a team of over 15 graduate students and researchers...

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Gut Aches and Grain Gorging

It was complete carnage! I was only a few weeks into my career as a veterinarian when the phone call came in “Send someone quick, everything’s dying!” I rushed to the farm only to find four dead calves and three more down and not looking particularly healthy. A gate had accidentally been left open the night before and this particular group of 600 lb calves decided to venture out, knock over the grain cart and consume more than their fair share of the ground corn that was meant to last a few days and not just a few hours...

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