Corn is high energy feed but costly to grow

Putting cattle out to graze standing corn is becoming more common on the Prairies. New hybrid corn varieties that require less heat have offered more alternatives for winter grazing. It is a high energy, nutritious feed with respectable yield potential that maintains quality through the winter. Research has shown 1,790 pounds per acre of forage […] Read more

Dual purpose cereal crops a win-win?

Corn grazing has become a normal part of cattle production on many farms in Manitoba, but an Alberta producer has developed a different system for winter grazing. For more than a decade, Scott Lehr of Medicine Hat, Alta., has seeded winter wheat or winter triticale in late July and has his cows on those fields […] Read more

Flexibility needed in swath grazing plan

Producers who swath graze their cattle in the winter need to have a contingency plan. “Plan B is the option of what do you need to do when the cows are not able to break through the snow to get at the swath grazing or dormant foraging for grazing,” says Barry Yaremcio, Alberta Agriculture’s beef […] Read more