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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...

Rocky View County Sets Cannabis Regulations

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Rocky View County Council has approved amendments to the County’s Land Use Bylaw to deal with the upcoming October 17 legalization of marijuana.Cannabis legalization is a federal government initiative through Health Canada, with specific provincial government rules through the Alberta Liquor and Read More...

Volunteers Needed for Rocky View County Boards & Committees

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Get involved in your community. Rocky View County is looking for residents to join these boards and committees.Agricultural Services BoardAn advisory body to Council on agricultural matters affecting residents. Promotes and develops agricultural policy recommendations to meet the needs of the Read More...

Council Decisions: September 11, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the September 11, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), or in the minutes of this meeting that Read More...

We're Moving!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

After almost 62 years in Calgary, Rocky View County’s municipal office is finally moving to Rocky View County!The last day of service at our Calgary administration building is Friday, October 5, 2018. We’ll move over the Thanksgiving weekend, and be ready to serve you at the new County Hall on 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...

Producers Can Now Take Beef Sustainability to the Bank

Friday, August 24, 2018

Raising ‘certified sustainable’ beef earns producers a premium and McDonald’s is going all in. Four years after McDonald’s chose Canada to launch its landmark sustainable beef initiative, some producers and feedlots are happily cashing cheques for participating in that effort. Full Article Read More...

Why Baling Hay and Hot Weather Don’t Mix

Friday, August 24, 2018

Uneven yields up the risk of moldy, heated feed while leaf loss increases when the temperature soars. This year is going to be a challenge deciding when to bale hay, says provincial beef and forage specialist Barry Yaremcio. Full Article Read More...

Dispose Pesticides or Livestock Medications

Friday, August 24, 2018

Farmers - Safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides and livestock medications at no charge, available at a number of locations throughout Alberta in October between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Locations and Dates (PDF) Read More...

Airdrie Farm Safety Event: September 22, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Don’t miss the Airdrie Farm Safety Event being held in conjunction with the Airdrie Ag Society ‘Art of the Harvest’ Old Tyme Harvest event. Enjoy interactive and static displays exhibiting a variety of farm safety hazards and educating local farm families and community visitors on farming Read More...

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...

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