Tag: Alberta Ag-Info Centre

Quality Hay or a Family of Rats — What’s Your Farm Acquiring?

The Ag-Info Centre’s Barry Yaremcio joins Debra Murphy to talk about some of the things to monitor when accepting and feeding an out-of-area shipment of hay. It’s been a difficult year for Alberta farmers. Dry conditions throughout the growing season led many who typically have enough feed, to buy elsewhere. Others received generous donations. And, though… Read more »

What to Expect for 2014 Pasture Rental Rates in Alberta

Pasture rental rates in Alberta can vary significantly depending on the year, the contract, location and whether or not the landowner will take a supervisory role in livestock management. In 2012, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development published a survey that showed a range  in pasture rental from $10.50-$33.50/AUM. In this video (also available as audio only), we speak… Read more »

Grass & Winter Tetany: What you Need to Know, What you Can Do

The factors to consider when moving animals or changing feeding tactics can be overwhelming.  In the case of rapid grass growth (as is evident this year), producers are advised to feed a supplement containing magnesium, especially for lactating cattle. This is all in an effort to prevent grass tetany, a metabolic condition that causes animals… Read more »

Pulse School: The Optimal Time to Roll those Pulse Acres

We all know that pulling a roller behind the tractor in wet conditions is akin to rolling dough without flour, with one key difference: you likely never have to park your embarrassing, dough-covered rolling pin beside the highway for all to see. Conversely, in dry conditions, a roller can actually pulverize the soil, increasing the… Read more »