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Archive: November 2018

Farm Women Conference

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On February 7, 2019, join the 2019 Farm Women Decision with Vision Conference at the Apple Creek Golf Course just outside of Airdrie. This year’s theme is "Everyone has a story to tell...". There will be exciting speakers and over 20 Vendors for shopping. It will be a day of meeting with old and new Read More...

Conference: Ranching Opportunities 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ranching Opportunities is a conference designed for producers involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock. It was developed with the goal of promoting environmentally and economically sustainable livestock production. Join the Red-Bow Agricultural Partnership on February 7, Read More...

Workshop: Ladies Livestock Lessons 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ladies Livestock Lessons (LLL) is a workshop designed for women involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock. It was developed with the goals of encouraging and educating women in the business and to facilitate the opportunity to expand their professional network. Join the Read More...

Workshop: Southern Alberta Clubroot Response

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Clubroot was confirmed in a field southeast of Calgary in the fall of 2018. This meeting on January 7, 2019 will help you gain a better understanding of the clubroot pathogen, the stewardship of clubroot resistant varieties, and the management tools to help manage the disease and limit the spread of Read More...

Beef Checkoff Plebiscite Extended Until Nov. 27

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The plebiscite on making the $2-per-head provincial cattle checkoff non-refundable has been extended by two weeks, and so voting will continue until November 27. Full Article Read More...

Spring 2019 Subsidized Shelterbelt Program Announcement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

HELP International is now taking orders for Spring 2019 delivery for shelterbelts and environmental programming: Minimum global order of 50 trees to qualify! Available for landowners, towns, RMs, schools and environmental groups! Trees available for shelterbelts, habitat creation, stream margin Read More...

Fall is a Good Time to Inspect and Maintain a Dugout

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mowing and ensuring the float line is below ice level are good yearly practices, and warning signs are a must. Full Article

Testing Forage Even More Necessary in a Dry Year

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A startling amount of beef producers run the risk of nutrient deficiencies in their herd by not testing their forage sources.Analyzing forage sources to better plan for feeding and supplementation is even more crucial in a dry year to ensure cattle receive the nutrients they require as the colder Read More...

Conservation Deal the ‘Right Thing To Do’ for Historic Ranch

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

When Edith Wearmouth thought of all the reasons why she loved the land her family has farmed for 113 years, it made sense to put part of it into a conservation easement. Full Article Read More...

Know the Signs of Fog Fever

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fog fever is not an uncommon condition in adult beef cattle this time of year. It is often sudden in onset and can be a cause of sudden death affecting a significant number of mature cows. It has nothing to do with “fog,” it is linked to nutrition not infection, and body temperature in affected Read More...

Lost Profits: Injection Site Lesions Cost the Industry 1.63 Million

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Injection site lesions visible on the carcass surface have increased to nearly 14% of non-fed cattle and 8% of fed cattle. Even in areas that are inches away from injection sites can result in tissue damage causing tougher meat and lower eating quality. As a result, injection site lesions cost the Read More...

Spring Combining Not the End of the World

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Farmers say sometimes it’s better to call it quits in the fall and get back in the field in the spring. Full Article

Horrible Harvest Could Impact Fertilizer Prices

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Prices are already rising, but the late harvest is limiting the ability to apply or buy fertilizer now. Full Article

Four Ways to Help Protect Your Farm from Fire

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

We all say it couldn't, but it can happen to you. Whether it’s close to home or across an ocean, fire hasn’t been far from the news this summer.This year has been average in terms of fire risk on the Prairies, says Mike Flannigan, professor of wildland fire and the director of the western Read More...


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