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2013 Regional Silage Variety Trials

Updated: May 25

Research Coordinator: Dr. Akim Omokanye

Location: Fairview Research Farm (NW-5-83-02-W6)

From: Peace Country Beef & Forage Association 2013 Annual Report

Cattle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, greenfeed and swath grazing), and measuring those 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.

Participating Organizations

Under the umbrella of the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta, eight applied research groups performed the project at twelve locations throughout the province.

  • Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta, Sherwood Park, ALTA., (780) 416-6046

  • Battle River Research Group, Forestburg, Alta., (780) 582-7308

  • Chinook Applied Research Association, Oyen, Alta., (403) 664-3777

  • Gateway Research Organization, Westlock, Alta., (780) 349-4546

  • Lakeland Agricultural Research Association, Bonnyville, Alta., (780) 826-7260

  • Smoky Applied Research and Dem