To start off this episode of The Bovine, host Debra Murphy introduces ABP’s Beef Production and Extension Lead, Karin Schmid.


Can you keep your animals off the grass a while longer? Masters student and host of ‘Forays into Forages,’ David MacTaggart, joins to talk about the general lifecycle of perennial plants, and how we can support forages post-drought.Pigs in the back 40. Wild boar specialist, Dr. Ryan Brook talks about the distribution of wild pigs on the prairies, their lifecycle, and current recommendations for eradication efforts.Can you manage another role? Melissa Downing, already busy rancher with an off-farm job, volunteer gigs, and a family, joins the show to talk about her new role as a delegate with Alberta Beef Producers.

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