I am an independent Forage and Livestock Agrologist working from Central Alberta with 20+ years’ experience.
I am a 5th generation Alberta farmer with a small operation that I supplement with various contracts. Over the years I have amassed and extensive network of expertise and an incredible library of information. I love to delve deep into research and look for practical ways to apply it on farm. If I don’t know something off the top of my head, I know someone or somewhere I can find it out.
Research at the AAFC station in Lacombe has concluded that western Canadian forage resources are not positioned to support the livestock industry going forward. 80% of the feed needed to raise a beef animal comes from forage and it appears we are at a tipping point. Compounding this issue is that 90% of forages are never traded commercially, so are never given a cash value. Since most on farm decisions are cash decisions, many producers do not invest in the fertility, weed control and grazing management needed to maintain high pasture productivity. The sorry state of our forage resource is the result.
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Forage variety selection (annual and perennial)
Poisonous plant ID
Feed testing and ration balancing
Soil testing and analysis
Research project reviews
Forage extension materials and presentations
Providing High Quality Forsage Management
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Data collected in the AgriProfits program shows that
the top 1/3 most profitable cattle operations intensively manage their
forage resources and are disciplined to add inputs or change management
to maintain pasture/forage
productivity. The number one biggest expense for any livestock
operation is feed, and forage is generally the most economical source of
feed. Being intentional about managing your forage resources is key to
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