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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...

Fall Tree Watering

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As trees are preparing for winter; deep watering may help their well-being during the cold winter months as well as at beginning of next spring. The majority of Alberta is dry with very little moisture during September and October with many trees that are experiencing water deficiency during these Read More...

New Network Aims to Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Resources for Farmers

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Navigating — or even finding — mental health supports for farmers can be difficult, but an effort is underway to change that. Full Article

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association September Newsletter

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe AgSmart 2021 – A Rancher’s Perspective Livestock and feed resources planning during drought How ag plastics recycling works in Alberta – challenges and opportunities Specialists Provide Advice on Early Weaning CalvesClick here for the September Newsletter Read More...

How Ag Plastics Recycling Works in Alberta: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Every farmer in Alberta who uses tools such as plastic grain bags, agricultural baler twine and bale wrap faces the same obstacles for disposal once these products have served their purpose. Options are slim, and depending on where farmers are located, may include only disposal at the local landfill Read More...

Foothills Forage & Grazing Assoc. August Newsletter

Thursday, August 19, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Jerry Baerg Cutting Annual Crops for Livestock Feed Ag Forward: managing on-farm plastics Why Refusing Land Access to the Orphan Well Association Might be a Bad IdeaClick here for the August Newsletter Read More...

Drought & Watering Trees

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The direct impact of drought on trees is characterized by slowing or eliminating growth, serious health threat causing injury or death. Drought also impacts trees indirectly, by increasing their susceptibility to wildfire, insect pests, and disease and overall long-term decline. Severe droughts Read More...

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