The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has released a document to help beef producers and neighbouring crop farmers develop grazing agreements.
Due to drought and wildfires, feed supplies are scarce, and the CCA wants to encourage beef producers and grain farming neighbours to work together to find creative solutions.
Stubble grazing, or grazing crops that are unsuitable for harvest, can serve as that much-needed feed source for cattle producers while creating the opportunity for additional cash flow for grain farmers willing to rent their acres for grazing purposes, CCA says.
The document outlines what to consider in order to have a successful partnership: communication, recording contact information, contacting provincial crop insurance representatives, discussing spray dates and grazing safety, supplementation, water sources, and determining the duration of the grazing period, to name a few.
The full document can be found here.