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  • Eleven Ways to Avoid Feed Waste this Winter

    ... suggests a portable feed bunk can be a better option to reduce wasted feed. Swath grazing can be an effective method of feeding cattle; however, it requires planning to ...

    Last Updated: November 26, 2020   |  Tags: Feed Testing, corn silage, silage, stored forages, feed waste

  • Images

    ... about forage and grassland management at http://www.beefresearch.ca/research/forage-grasslands.cfm. Download French version of this image. Extended grazing methods, including swath, stockpiled and bale grazing, have considerable economic benefits over traditional winter feeding systems. Well managed ... topic.cfm/extended-grazing-45 Have an idea for another Raise Your Beef IQ image? We'd love to hear it! Email us at info@beefresearch.ca. Alternatives to Antimicrobials Dealing with Drought Beef's Place In a Healthy Environment Grazing and Pasture Management Learn more about effective grazing ...

    Last Updated: November 6, 2020   |  Section: Resources

  • Decision Making Tools

    ... Control Manure and Nutrient Management Economic Analysis Overall Operation Cow-Calf Feedlot Reproduction Manure Drylot Winter Feeding Costs Extended Grazing Winter Feeding Costs Summer/Fall Grazing Costs Nutrient Management Costs Record Keeping Animal Health and Welfare Body Condition Impact of Body ...

    Last Updated: November 5, 2020   |  Section: Resources

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  • Extended Grazing

    Key Points Benefits of Extended Grazing Considerations When Choosing an Extended Grazing System Stockpiled Perennials Numerous studies have demonstrated the economic and environmental benefits of extended grazing ...

    Last Updated: August 1, 2019

  • Improving Forage Yields

    On this page: Introduction Soil Fertility Moisture Legume-Grass Mix Organic Fertilizer Economics Conclusions Highlights Introduction ...

    Last Updated: March 28, 2019

  • Acidosis

    Bunk management Feeding behaviour Restricted access in extended grazing Prevalence and Severity Ongoing Research Acidosis can occur in grazing situations as well. When practicing extended grazing, particularly swath or corn grazing, restrict cattle access to three or four days’ worth of feed at a time in order to minimize selective ...

    Last Updated: October 2, 2019

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  • Making Forage and Beef Research Results Accessible to All

    ... category contains the topic Extended Grazing Season. Clicking on Extended Grazing Season will bring up several sub-topics such as Extended Grazing Using Stockpiled Forages, Extended Grazing with Annuals, Extended Grazing with Brassicas, Extended Grazing with Perennials, and Swath Grazing. The ...

    Last Updated: September 13, 2015

  • Evaluating forage species for stockpiled forages

    ... of the grazing season and decrease the cost of winter feeding. It is clear that research is required to identify superior strategies for extended grazing to improve animal performance under the range of soil and weather conditions observed in the prairie provinces. Stockpiling can refer to forage ... industry-led steering committee, a variety of perennial and annual forages were selected for assessment based on potential suitability for extended grazing, accessibility and cost. In a small plot research trial, annual and perennial forages chosen were; oats (Haymaker), barley (Maverick ...

    Last Updated: July 15, 2019

  • Keeping legumes in pasture stands longer

    ... to grazing, extreme weather events, and/or negative soil attributes. Complex mixtures of legumes and grasses will be stockpiled for extended grazing and a database of soil nutrient changes in response to management as it relates to soil carbon sequestration and impact on pasture productivity will be ...

    Last Updated: October 2, 2019

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  • Winter Workshop Extended Grazing & On-Farm Technology, MB

     

    Event Date: December 5, 2018
    Last Updated: December 5, 2018

  • Extended Grazing Workshop, Portage, MB

    Extended Grazing Workshop When: Thursday, Dec. 7 Time: 1-4 p.m. Where: Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives Brookdale Research Farm (Corner of Highway 353 and #10 north of Brandon, MB) In-field demonstrations Corn and Swath ... grazing Growing crops for extended grazing Energy dense forages poly-crops Nutrient importing by purchasing feeds Winter watering systems 2016 2017 yield results For more information contact the Manitoba Agriculture Office ...

    Event Date: December 7, 2017
    Last Updated: December 7, 2017

  • Extended Grazing Workshop, MB

     

    Event Date: December 8, 2016
    Last Updated: December 8, 2016

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Blog Articles (33)

  • Tips for Successful Extended Grazing to Reduce Winter Feeding Costs

    , in collaboration with Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director. Extended grazing systems have a number of benefits. By extending grazing into the winter months, costs related to traditional winter feeding and the labour it requires can be significantly ... based on a 78% reduction in yardage costs and a 25% reduction in feed costs. Extended grazing can also have environmental benefits, such as residue and manure management. However, extended grazing in our Canadian winters requires some added planning and management. Replacement ...

    Last Updated: December 10, 2012   |  Tags: Karin Schmid, Cattle Nutrition, Extended / Winter Grazing

  • New Web Page: Extended Grazing

    More information).Thenew Extended Grazing page,which is previewed below, is one example. Further webpageswill be added or updated onBeefResearch.ca to include the valuable ... 268" />Extended grazing methods include: Stockpiled perennials Grazing annual small grain cereals Swathgrazing Corn grazing Brassica crops Grazing crop residues Bale grazing For any type of extended grazing system to be ...

    Last Updated: August 1, 2019   |  Tags: Extended / Winter Grazing, forage

  • Extended grazing systems covered in latest episode of Beef Research School

    www.BeefResearchSchool.com The practice of extending grazing into the winter months is quickly gaining popularity. Extended grazing methods, including swath, stockpiled and bale grazing, have considerable economic benefits over ... about extended grazing Tips for successful extended grazing to reduce winter feeding costs BCRC Blog www.beefresearch.ca/blog/extended-grazing-tips/ Extended Grazing

    Last Updated: January 22, 2013   |  Tags: Cattle Nutrition, Videos, Extended / Winter Grazing, Kim Ominski Ph.D., Vern Baron Ph.D.

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  • Webinars

    Video Guide: 00:00 - 02:25 : Welcome comments and agenda 2:25 - 7:05 : Who is the BCRC 7:05 - 1:03:48 : Canada's Beef Quality Audit, what have we learned? Video Guide: 00:00 - 02:02 : Welcome comments and agenda 2:02 - 11:05 : Overview of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework 11:05 - 48:20 : Understanding and managing forage diseases. Managing body condition of beef cows to improve profit Beef Cattle Research Council https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    Last Updated: October 22, 2019   |  Section: Resources

  • Bov-Innovation

    ... www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/Pasture_Managment_Facts_for_Producers_ Infographic_Aug2018.pdf Extended grazing Beef Cattle Research Council http://www.beefresearch.ca/research-topic.cfm/extended-grazing-45 Forage seed mixes for different regions of CanadaBeef Cattle Research Councilhttp ... http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/rotational_grazing_in_extensive_pastures.sm_.pdf Stockpiling perennial forages for extended grazing Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/beef/facts/99-009.htm Dryland forage ...

    Last Updated: August 13, 2020   |  Section: Resources

  • Images

    ... about forage and grassland management at http://www.beefresearch.ca/research/forage-grasslands.cfm. Download French version of this image. Extended grazing methods, including swath, stockpiled and bale grazing, have considerable economic benefits over traditional winter feeding systems. Well managed ... topic.cfm/extended-grazing-45 Have an idea for another Raise Your Beef IQ image? We'd love to hear it! Email us at info@beefresearch.ca. Alternatives to Antimicrobials Dealing with Drought Beef's Place In a Healthy Environment Grazing and Pasture Management Learn more about effective grazing ...

    Last Updated: November 6, 2020   |  Section: Resources

PDF Documents (23)

  • bcrc_forage_grassland_priority_review_dec8_2014.pdf

    ... cover 16.9 million acres in Canada. Most cow-calf producers in Canada still feed hay for a portion of the winter even if they are able to use extended grazing in the fall. Hay yields peaked in the 1980s, dropped well below historic levels in the 1990s and have rebounded in the last decade to be back ...

    File Size: 876 KB

  • BCRC_2013-2018_research_results_report_march_2019.pdf

    The Beef Cattle Industry Science Clusters bring together industry check-offs and public funding through Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) to fund research directly relevant to the beef industry. As the only national beef cattle industry research agency, the BCRC plays a key role in determining research and development priorities for the Canadian beef industry, administering the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off funds allocated to research, and ...

    File Size: 845 KB

  • bcrc-historic-evaluation-of-research-indicators-april-2012.pdf

    19 TheChallengeofReducingWinterFeedingCostsforCowsandImprovingFeedlotFeed:Gain........................ TheResearchIndicatorshavebeengroupedasfollows: 1. Production/FeedEfficiency 2. AnimalHealth&Welfare 3. Forage&GrasslandProductivity 4. BeefQuality 5. FoodSafety Researchoftentakesalongtimetoproducesmallimprovements. FEEDEFFICIENCY Theobjectiveofresearchonimprovingfeedefficiencyisdevelopingandvalidatingeconomical...

    File Size: 850 KB

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