GFM Network News

Numbers don’t lie — but can mislead if there’s not enough of them

When it comes to making decisions on the farm, the more data the better —
especially if that data comes from other farms

Did you know that there’s a direct correlation between the divorce rate in Maine and the per capita consumption of margarine in the States? It’s true. If you chart the data on a graph going back a decade or two, one line rises and falls with the other. That’s the problem with data like this […] Read more

A video on understanding production costs, along with an e-learning tool, can be found at

Profit from knowing your cost of production

A video and e-learning tool on Alberta Agriculture’s website 
will help you boost efficiency and profitability

Not knowing your cost of production has a large impact on profitability, says a provincial business expert. “Knowing how much it costs to raise, grow, produce, or process your product enables you to calculate the price you need to make a reasonable profit,” said new venture specialist Marissa Brewer. “Going from a base cost of […] Read more

New season of Cow-Calfenomics

Total of six seminars start Nov. 25 in Medicine Hat, conclude in Vermilion

Cow-Calfenomics is back and this year’s seminar theme is Seizing Opportunities in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector. Topics include opportunities and threats in herd expansion; linking pasture systems to optimize performances and profitability; cost of bred heifers; managing prosperity; human resources strategies; and innovative business models. The first round of seminars will be held in November […] Read more