Grazing practices, grain marketing strategies, animal nutrition, succession planning, and much more will be featured at the upcoming Rural Roots Canada Ag Day in Fort Macleod on Tuesday, February 11.
Adaptive grazing herd management applies to grazing practices that are developed with careful consideration to the specific conditions that exist on individual farms and ranches.
When it comes to withstanding drought, the best defence is a good offence. Drought planning and preparation is best done in advance. While that may be little comfort to producers currently coping with dry conditions, there are many strategies that can help farmers prepare for the long-term or help them to recover their drought-ravaged resources in the coming seasons.
The Beef Cattle Research Council on how a plan for drought management must include planning for and consideration of how drought will affect the entire system – including plants, livestock and water sources.
The Beef Cattle Research Council talks about how effective grazing management on pastures ensures high forage yield, sustainability, animal health and productivity, all of which impact cost of production.