Teaching Livestock to Graze Weeds Project News
Tess Davidson's ewes teaching lambs to eat thistles.
Highlights From Recent Events
Fall Equinox Winter Feeding Field Day Sept 22
Julie Robinson & Bil Wilson lead a tailgate discussion on effect of winter feeding on nutrients & soil quality.
Lively Legumes & Value Adding Tour June 17
The tour group examining legume roots and nodulation.
Managing for Soil Health & Resiliency Workshop
Date & Time: Wed Feb 1 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Tower Lake Community Hall, BC
The day will feature 2 keynote speakers. Dr. Yousef Papadopoulos, AAFC, Nova Scotia will share his extensive research on forage breeding strategies, the potential for new genetics in grazing systems and maximizing production of birdsfoot trefoil in beef & sheep operations. Kelly Sidoryk, a rancher and certified educator with Holistic Management International will speak on "Dirt and Dollars" and share some perspectives from a whole farm decision making / planning approach.
There will also be 4 interactive stations that workshop participants will rotate through led by George Geldart & Julie Robinson, Bill McGill & Ron Buchanan, Matthias Loeseken & Rod Strasky & a producer panel led by Sandra Burton.
Click here for a more detailed agenda. Or call 250.789.6885 for more information.
Cost will be $40 per person, $60 per farm unit for members, $50 for non members. Space may be limited. Pre-registration is strongly advised.
Green Feed Under Snow
What to do now? Barry Yarimicio, Beef & Forage Specialist from Alberta Agriculture shares some iinformation on what you should know if you are in this situation. Click here to read the document.
Alberta Ranchers Winter Grazing Cattle Videos
In partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Chinook Applied Research Association and west Central Forage Association, this series of 47 videos shares the personal perspectives and practices of ranchers across Alberta. It shows how they have implemented management practices to reduce risk in winter grazing systems. Many thanks to Scott Townsend for his skills and hard work putting it all together. Funding for this project was provided through the Growing Forward 2 program.
Click here to check out these 47 new videos.
BC Videos on Teaching Livestock to Graze Weeds
Click here to check out 4 videos from our activities on this project linked to our Facebook page or try googling this topic on YouTube.