In an effort to raise awareness around feed testing, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Central Testing Laboratories and Saskatchewan Peavey Mart has kicked off a province wide Hay Harvest Challenge for forage producers.
“We essentially wanted to have kind of a fun and great way for forage producers to become more aware of the importance of feed testing,” said regional forage specialist Nadia Mori, in an interview with RealAgriculture. “And especially this year, where feed was scarce or we’re using different kind of feed sources than in other years, it’s so important that we do feed tests and know what is going into that ration for our animals over the winter time.”
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Once you have received your feed analysis, you can participate in the challenge by simply submitting the entry form in the official field record book or sending a copy of your feed test to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Moose Jaw.
Prizes include four $250 vouchers for feed testing analysis from Central Testing Laboratories and a $1,000 voucher for an in-store merchandise purchase from Saskatchewan Peavey Mart.
All entries must be received by January 15, 2016.
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