Agricultural News


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

Government Cash Offered for New Technology

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Farm Technology Program is accepting applications to support adoption of technology to minimize waste, optimize efficiency, and encourage adoption of best management practices in farm security.This 50-50 cost-share program provides incentives on new technologies that are commercially available Read More...

Soil Compaction Could Squeeze Your Yields

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A look at the direct and indirect effects of compaction in your fields. Full Article

Rocky View County Producer is Named Alberta's Commercial Breeder of the Year

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Howard Hawkwood on receiving Alberta Hereford Association’s Commercial Breeder of the Year for 2021!Howard grew up on a dairy farm in the Bearspaw district in what is now Northwest Calgary. His passion for Hereford cattle began in 1963 when his dad, Joe Hawkwood, purchased three Read More...

Rocky View County Spruce Budworm

Monday, December 13, 2021

In the spring of 2021, Agricultural and Environmental Services hired a consultant to conduct a larval survey to better estimate the population density of spruce budworm in Bragg Creek and the surrounding area. Based on Provincial monitoring and Rocky View County’s survey numbers, the infestation was Read More...

Event: Working with Cattle, Working with People - How to Get Along

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Good stockmanship means getting your cows to buy into your ideas in a low stress environment.Join Dylan Biggs to better understand cattle behaviour and how to apply low stress handling techniques on your farm/ranch. Included is a day and a half of classroom & hands-on, in-field sessions on cattle Read More...

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