Research Coordinator: Dr. Akim Omokanye
From: Peace Country Beef & Forage Association 2012 Annual Report
The focal issue identified by the association’s members from the survey carried out by
PCBFA, was that in order for the Peace region beef industry to remain sustainable, the industry needed to decrease their economic and environmental risk. Livestock producers need to examine their production systems from a farming systems approach. The systems approach will enable an in-depth examination of farm nutrient loading and utilization, cost/benefit analysis, and the potential environmental impacts of beef cattle production systems and their components. The Whole Farm Nutrient Management Project is from 2012 to 2015.
Create awareness of nutrients, nutrient distribution, collection and management on farm, and to increase distribution and utilization of farm resources
Development of a site-specific nutrient management plan
Understand and gain working knowledge of manure and general fertility management in forage and crop production for greenfeed or swath grazing systems