Don’t pass on ionophores when backgrounding calves

Don’t pass on ionophores when backgrounding calves

Canadian Cattlemen

Travis Peardon, a livestock and feed specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture in Outlook, is urging producers looking to background calves this fall to add ionophores to their rations. “Ionophores provide protection against coccidiosis, improve feed efficiency and stabilize the rumen environment by reducing the incidence of bloat. The three ionophores approved for use in Canadian feedlots are Bovatec, Posistac and Rumensin.

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