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Supplies of meadow brome as well as smooth 
brome are both tight this year.

Forage growers, get your seed lined up soon

Alberta forage growers can expect limited seed supplies and high prices 
for almost all forage types this upcoming spring

Bad news for forage growers: Seed is in short supply and prices are “through the roof” heading into spring. “The prices reflect the supply,” said Heather Kerschbaumer of Golden Acre Seeds in Fairview. “We’re advising anybody who’s planning on doing any reseeding to go to your seed supplier and get your orders in early.” Forage […] Read more

Bloat no problem with the right genetics

Managing bloat comes down to the right genetics, right feed, and right mineral products

The fear of bloat costs the livestock industry more than the condition ever does, says a well-known grazing consultant and researcher from Idaho. “I’ve seen the figures from the States, and something like two one-hundredths of one per cent of the total cattle herd dies each year from bloat,” Jim Gerrish told attendees at a […] Read more