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Foothills Forage and Grazing Association May Newsletter

Monday, May 9, 2022

In this month’s edition: Director’s Note- Morrie Goetjen United Nations declare 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Restoring marginal lands can be a long-term money maker Long-term study shows benefits of planned rotational grazing The building block of soilMay Newsletter Read More...

Alberta’s Wild Boar Program Announcement

Monday, May 9, 2022

Alberta’s government has developed the Wild Boar Control Program to eliminate the destructive pest’s threat to crops, livestock and the environment. The new coordinated approach includes an expanded trapping and control program, compensation for farmers and two separate bounty programs – one for Read More...

Strategies for Managing Herbicide Shortages

Monday, May 9, 2022

Recent history has shown us that the stability of crop protection products is not always guaranteed. Managing an on-farm herbicide program when herbicide resources are short is an important tactic farmers should have an understanding of. Some considerations to help manage herbicide shortages include Read More...

Agribusiness Success in Rocky View County

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

We are proud of our rural identity at Rocky View County and the innovative world-class farms and businesses that build our agribusiness success story.To celebrate this story, Rocky View County has partnered with four local agribusinesses to create Agribusiness Success in Rocky View County, a Read More...

Call for Leaders and Innovators in Agriculture

Friday, March 18, 2022

Nominations are open for the 2022 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. The award honours those who have significantly contributed to agriculture, the agri-food industry and rural life in Alberta. Every two years, Alberta’s Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes up to three individuals whose outstanding Read More...

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 ALUS Funding

Friday, March 11, 2022

Rocky View County is currently accepting project applications for the Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS) program. These projects provide ecological goods and services such as cleaner water and air, flood control and water retention, carbon sequestration, increased biodiversity including wildlife and Read More...

Tips for Keeping Track of Newborn Calves

Monday, February 28, 2022

A couple simple ideas to find calves during a hectic time of year.Full Article

Cut Costs Carefully – Valuable Lessons About Managing the Cow Herd in Today’s Drought

Monday, February 28, 2022

Research that’s underway now won’t solve this year’s drought, but it should help us deal with the next one. By the same token, research done during the big drought of the early 2000s provides some valuable lessons about managing the cow herd in today’s drought.Learn more about the research and Read More...

Tightening The Calving Season: How To Increase Profitability Through Calving Distribution

Monday, February 28, 2022

The industry recommendation for calving season length is 63 days for cows and 42 days for heifers. This shines light on breeding management beyond a pregnancy rate. While high pregnancy rate is desired, there are potential economic losses if producers don’t have 60% of their cows calving in the Read More...

Foothills Forage & Grazing Assoc. February Newsletter

Monday, February 28, 2022

In this month’s edition: Coordinator’s Note- Kayla Minor Management can boost pasture production by 80 per cent ‘Messy’ fields may help bottom line Revamping carbon credits could boost regenerative agriculture Managing salinity with foragesClick here for your February Newsletter Read More...

Join Olds College for A Celebration of Alberta Ag

Monday, February 28, 2022

Livestreamed from the McLellan Arena on the Olds College campus, the evening program on April 8th will feature performances by Alberta-bred, Nashville-based country music star Aaron Goodvin, and will showcase upcoming projects and innovations taking place at the College that will impact the future Read More...

Upcoming Webinar: Don’t Roll The Dice With Johne’s Disease – Use New Johne’s Risk-Reward Calculator

Monday, February 28, 2022

The economic cost of Johne’s disease can be significant due to reduced weaning weights, later breeding, and losing or culling cows before they have recouped their production costs. Testing is challenging but can be a tactic to prevent these losses. This webinar on March 16th will provide insight Read More...

Alberta Wetlands Critical During Drought Year

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

One of the many important functions of wetlands is they help mitigate drought. Alberta farmer Dan Liddle is thankful for wetlands and explained that “If I didn’t actually have any wetlands on my property, the cattle would have been completely out of pasture.” Liddle is part of a program called ALUS Read More...

Unconventional: Salvaging Crops and Feeding Weeds During Drought

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In drought years, it’s often challenging to provide adequate forage for cattle. Sometimes producers use alternative feeds which might include drought-stressed or salvaged crops. Full Article Read More...

They can be Troublemakers, but Beavers Also Do a Lot of Good

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

There are low-cost ways to prevent the busy dam builders from causing flooding and other damage. Full Article

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