Grazing Management

  • July 20, 2023Polycrop Potential: 12 Tips for Using Mixed Forage Crops

    Many producers are seeding polycrops of three or more species in hopes of improving...

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  • June 13, 2023Developing a Grazing Plan: Make the Most of the Forage You Have Available

    Seven steps for developing a grazing plan to help you reach your production...

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  • May 25, 2023BCRC Announces $2 Million in Funding for 12 Beef Research Projects

    Industry funding will be leveraged with over $4 million in matching funding through...

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  • March 23, 2023How to Calculate Your Carrying Capacity *New Video* 

    This new video can help beef producers assess and manage grazing capacity.  Keep Reading

  • February 14, 2023Welcome to Pasture 101 – A New Collection of Grazing Management Resources

    Informed by producer and expert input, Pasture 101 is an extensive online...

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  • January 26, 2023Seize the Opportunities – Learnings from the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network’s Future Farm Scenarios

    Explore results from water system and rotational...

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  • December 13, 2022The BCRC’s Top 10 Posts of 2022

    There are hundreds of timely beef and forage articles, interactive production calculators, videos, webinars and...

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  • December 5, 2022Five Management Tips To Make a Big Impact in Small Herds

    In 2021, 53% of farms with cattle in Canada reported having 72 head or less. What defines a...

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  • November 24, 2022One Size Doesn’t Fit All -Learnings from the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network’s Future Farm Scenarios

    Certain management strategies have varying...

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  • September 15, 2022Two Farms “Right-Sized” Their Herds by Being Open to Change and Working in Sync with Nature 

    A key aspect of maximizing profit and maintaining...

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  • September 1, 2022Taking Inventory of Feed Resources – How to Right-Size Your Cow Herd

    Part one of a two-part series on identifying the right herd size and cow size...

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  • August 16, 2022Strategies for Fall and Winter Grazing: Eastern Canadian Perspectives 

    Two Eastern Canadian producers share successful extended grazing strategies....

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  • April 18, 2022Adapting to a Changing Climate

    Understanding climate trends can help farmers and ranchers respond appropriately. We’ll need to genetically improve...

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  • April 4, 2022Cracking the Code on Grazing Management Terminology: Animal Units, AUMs, & How to Apply Them

    Does it feel like grazing management information is...

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  • March 31, 2022Two Methods, Four Steps for Calculating Carrying Capacity

    Establish a stocking rate that maintains productivity of herd and forage while encouraging...

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  • January 6, 2022Rebuild & Recover – Two Producers Share their Experiences with Fire and Drought

    For many beef producers across Canada, the past year was...

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  • September 21, 2021Registration Now Open For 2021/2022 Webinar Series

    This year’s Beef Cattle Research Council webinar series will cover a range of topics including...

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  • September 14, 2021Looking to Make the Most of Forage Quality? Consider These Factors

    Editor’s...

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  • August 10, 2021Experts Respond to Drought Questions

    On July 29, the Beef Cattle Research Council hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related...

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  • May 17, 2021How Mother Nature Hedges Her Bets

    This article written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director, originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of...

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  • May 11, 2021Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Tips for Forest Grazing Cattle

    Forested rangelands and partially or completely forested areas are widespread in...

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  • April 29, 2021Resources for Drought Management

    Recurring drought is a natural part of the climate in many areas of Canada and creates a challenge when managing...

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  • November 25, 2019Plan to Adapt When Grazing

    Adaptive grazing herd management applies to grazing practices that are developed with careful consideration to the specific...

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  • November 20, 2019Three Producers Share Ideas That Improve Efficiency

    Editors note: This article is the third in a series featuring ideas from beef producers across the...

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  • February 4, 2019Grazing Management

    Editor's note: Relevant and up-to-date information that had been available on Foragebeef.ca is gradually being added to...

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  • June 14, 2016Tips for Increasing Sugar Content in Forages

    Cattle that consume forages with higher sugar content have higher rates of gain, improved performance and...

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  • October 28, 2013How to do a Rangeland Health Assessment: Videos

    Rangeland, or range, can perform a number of valuable functions for both the livestock industry as...

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  • July 25, 2013Fertilizing Pastures and Hay: Beef Research School Episode

    In the previous episode of the Beef Research School, Dr. Paul Jefferson explained how to...

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  • March 20, 2013New Sainfoin for Safer Alfalfa Grazing

    This article written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, BCRC Science Director, originally appeared in the March 2013 issue...

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