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Silage varieties for Alberta

Description

Cattle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, green feed and swath grazing). Measuring those crop varieties that produce the highest forage yield becomes increasingly important. Silage is an integral forage source in feedlots across the province and has become more prevalent in cow herds as well. With many producers trying to lower production costs, swath grazing of cow herds has increased dramatically in the last few years. It could also be argued that there is more grain forage than cereal grain fed to take a market animal from conception to plate.

Updated

January 1, 2019

Tags
cattle feed field crops forage crops silage silos

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Frequency

Annual

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

Fedko, Alex

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Silage--Alberta.

Subject (LCSH)

Crop yields--Alberta.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-01-01

Date Added

2016-04-28T15:09:52.671869

Date Modified

2019-01-01

Date Issued

2014-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

120/32-1

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