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Price Plunge Spells Disaster for Alberta Hog Farmers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A crash in prices—fueled by Washington’s tariff war—could spell the end for many of Alberta’s dwindling number of hog operations.The sector has already lost half of its hog farms in the past decade and with producers losing $50 on every animal they ship, more are looking at throwing in the towel. Read More...

New Green Certificate Program for Students

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The province is adding another option to Alberta’s Green Certificate Program (GCP) so students have more opportunities to learn about careers in agribusiness. Full Article

Holistic Management Course with Kelly Sidoryk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Holistic Management is a values-based decision making framework that integrates all aspects of planning for sustainable social, economic, and environmental considerations. Each and every operation is unique and by using Holistic Management, farmers and ranchers can achieve improvements in their land Read More...

BeefTech Event

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BeefTech is an interactive beef industry learning event in Edmonton on November 8 & 9 which gives you the opportunity to explore and experience emerging technologies and innovative management practices that you can use to improve production and increase profitability in your beef operation. More Read More...

2018 Canola Discovery Forum

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An opportunity for an in-depth analysis of canola production as well as consensus building among canola industry stakeholders. This forum on October 22 & 23 in Banff is all about cutting-edge canola innovation that is advancing sustainable, profitable canola production. Be there to provide your Read More...

Feed What You Need Workshop

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Join Foothills Forage & Grazing Association on October 16 in Swalwell for a day of learning about fall/winter feeding, watering, and fencing options. Topics will include: Feed Test - How to effectively collect samples, what to test for, and understanding results; Winter feeding system - nutrition Read More...

Alberta Crop Conditions as of September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wet weather over the past week has slowed down harvesting operations in most areas across the province, especially in the North East, North West, and Peace Regions. Frost was reported in some areas, but it is still early to estimate any potential damage. Currently, the quality for all crops are Read More...

Expanding University of Calgary Veterinary Program

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Alberta is investing in excellence in veterinary medicine to help expand the University of Calgary’s veterinary medicine program.The $7.2-million grant, allocated under Budget 2018, will improve access and learning facilities for students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine. The project includes Read More...

Participate in the 2018 Wheat Surveys

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Insect technologists with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and applied research associations are about to do their biggest surveys of the year, and they are looking for wheat producers to volunteer the use of their harvested fields. Full Article Read More...

Starting a Local Food-Selling Business in Alberta

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

As the popularity of local food grows in Alberta, it is important for budding entrepreneurs – from retailers to restauranteurs – to know what rules and regulations apply to their venture. Jan Warren, new venture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), offers some food for thought when Read More...

Expensive Feed or Custom Feed: A Cost Comparison

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A lack of moisture has curtailed pasture and hay production in many areas of Alberta this year. Dean Dyck, farm business management specialist at the Alberta Ag Info Centre, compares buying feed for cows to moving them to a custom operator to feed and care for those animals. Full Article Read More...

Don’t Let High Winter Feed Costs Stall Your Herd’s Reproductive Momentum

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Across Canada dry conditions are contributing to a poor hay crop and uncertain feed grain production. Consequently, winter feed costs for cows are moving higher. Planning now for winter feeding provides an opportunity to utilize available feed resources most efficiently. Pregnancy-checking and Read More...

Registration Open for the 2018-19 BCRC Webinars

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This year’s BCRC webinar topics include an update on the upcoming changes to antibiotic use, grazing management, animal transport, and other practical, science-based information for Canadian beef producers.We recommend registering regardless of whether you can attend during the date/time listed. By Read More...

Seed Annuals Now to Use for Fall Grazing

Friday, August 24, 2018

Environmental conditions have been making grazing and obtaining winter feed supplies a challenge this year. Perennial pastures that experienced stress last fall and into this spring have shown a decrease in forage yield. Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Read More...

The Situation is Grim for Many Ranchers

Friday, August 24, 2018

Provincial officials will need to quickly roll out assistance programs if drought continues, says Charlie Christie, chair of Alberta Beef Producers. Alberta’s main cattle group is warning the provincial government to stand ready as a severe feed shortage could soon lead to a major culling of herds. Read More...

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