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Dry conditions across much of Alberta have producers facing feed shortages.

Short on feed? You need a multi-pronged plan, says expert

Get your winter feed in place now, fatten up light cows, save your pastures, and talk to your neighbours

Faced with tight hay supplies and high feed prices, producers are naturally focused on how to feed their livestock over the winter — but they need a comprehensive plan, says a forage specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “If you don’t do a good job feeding these cows properly this winter it’s going to affect […] Read more

Didsbury producers Sean and Holly LaBrie have seen big changes in pasture productivity thanks to bale grazing.

Bale grazing saves time and money, and boosts pasture productivity

Cattle producers can save more than 40 cents per cow per day – but the time savings and more lush pastures are the big benefits

An “old throwback” way of feeding cattle is gaining traction among producers who are looking to save a little time in their day-to-day chores — and a bit of money. “Bale grazing is an approach to feeding cattle in winter that tries to look at reducing costs,” said Grant Lastiwka, a forage specialist with Alberta […] Read more