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Canada’s beef industry supports forage research

Lack of private investment has left Canada’s beef producers reliant on public forage breeding and production research programs

A competitive cow-calf sector requires an adequate supply of forage. Increasing forage quality and yield allows more cow-calf pairs to be maintained per acre of forage, or reduces the number of forage acres needed to maintain the same number of cow-calf pairs. Better yields come from the development of better varieties and production practices. Statistics […] Read more

Trace minerals of pasture forages in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) recently completed a broad evaluation of trace mineral content of pasture forages across Saskatchewan with a view to learning whether mineral programs for cattle on pasture should differ according to season, soil type and/or forage type. The findings indicate just that. “Season and forage species had significant effects on trace […] Read more