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Drought Management Strategies

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Whether in the form of pasture, stored forage, or supplements, feed is the largest variable input cost in cow-calf operations. A big challenge is to feed the cow in a way that meets her current and future nutritional requirements for overall maintenance, lactation, maintaining a successful Read More...

Pre-harvest Perennial Weed Control

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The later stages of the growing season are a very effective time for controlling perennial weeds such as Canada thistle, quackgrass, and dandelion.“At this time of the year, perennial weeds are preparing for winter by putting energy reserves into their root systems and the application of a Read More...

Grain Grading and Variety Designation Changes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Canadian Grain Commission would like to remind grain producers and industry of changes to the Official Grain Grading Guide and variety designation lists as of August 1, 2018.Beginning in the 2018-2019 crop year, individual official standard samples will be used to assess frost, heat stress and Read More...

Alberta Beef Producers Seeking Producer Delegates

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Alberta Beef Producers is currently accepting nominations for delegates to run in its 2018 fall elections.Producers in each of the nine geographic zones in the province can elect up to five delegates and one cattle feeder delegate to serve two-year terms. In order to ensure continuity and experience Read More...

Fusarium Head Blight Concerns at Harvest

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Although producers may have applied important agronomic measures prior to and throughout the growing season to prevent fusarium head blight damage to cereal crops, these measures only provide disease suppression. Neil Whatley, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, explains why it is Read More...

First Ever Alberta Local Food Week: August 12-19

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The commitment to hold an annual Local Food Week was a key provision of the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act, passed by the Alberta Government in the spring in recognition of the important contribution that the province’s local food sector makes to the economy and to Albertans’ quality of Read More...

Jim Gerrish Grazing School

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Renowned grazier Jim Gerrish is returning to Alberta, bringing over 20 of beef-forage systems expertise, both in research and commercial cattle production, to graziers across the province. His research encompasses many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provides the foundation for many of Read More...

Alberta Crop Report

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Provincial crop conditions have dropped over seven points from last week. Northwest, northeast and Peace regions saw minimal changes, while the south and central have been most affected. The hot dry weather and limited rainfall played a part in the decline in these two regions. Although the Read More...

Provincial Moisture Situation Update: July 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides a monthly analysis of temperature trends and moisture levels for the province. Full article: Moisture Situation as of July 25, 2018

Attention Alberta Horse Owners: Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 (nEHV-1)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A case of nEHV-1 with neurological symptoms has been confirmed in a horse in Saskatchewan. Although other horses on the premises have tested negative and not moved since the original diagnosis. While this condition has not been detected within Rocky View County, the index horse had been present at a Read More...

Next Round of Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs Now Accepting Applications

Monday, July 23, 2018

Creating and maintaining public trust are the goals of three programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Applications are now being accepted for: Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives, Public Agriculture Literacy and Youth Agriculture Education. More Information Read More...

Prescriptions Will be Required for Livestock Antibiotics

Monday, July 23, 2018

Starting late in 2018, Health Canada is introducing a couple of important changes affecting the way animal antibiotic products can be accessed by producers. And having an established Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) will be an important part of a smooth transition. Full Article Read More...

Consultation on Strychnine and Its Associated End-use Products

Monday, July 23, 2018

Strychnine is a registered pesticide used by growers to control ground squirrels. Products containing strychnine for ground squirrel control include Maxim 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate and S.A.R.M Gopher Poison R.T.U.Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Read More...

Modernized Rules Increase Farm Worker Protection

Monday, July 23, 2018

New rules to improve health and safety for farm and ranch workers have been finalized through strong collaboration between the agricultural sector and the Alberta government.On December 1, 2018, waged, non-family farm and ranch workers will have similar rights and protections as other workers across Read More...

Livestock Welfare Engagement Project

Monday, July 23, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is involved in a new initiative called the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project. The goal of this project is a collaborative look at animal welfare in Alberta’s livestock industry, where AFAC will facilitate the collection of input from individuals and organizations Read More...

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