The Saskatchewan Forage Council and partners have completed a project funded by the ADF (Agriculture Development Fund) which sampled tame and native forage species in Saskatchewan pastures for trace mineral content. Forages were sampled and forage quality was analyzed in both the spring and fall of 2012 and 2013 from four soil zones within the province.
Although only required in less than 100 parts per million (ppm), when deficient, these minerals can have severe impacts on animal health which can have a significant economic impact for livestock producers.
Factsheets have been developed as a resource to share the results of this project and are available by soil zone. To view:
Trace Minerals Black Soil Zone Factsheet click here.
Trace Minerals Gray Soil Zone Factsheet click here .
Trace Minerals Dark Brown Soil Zone Factsheet click here.
Trace Minerals Brown Soil Zone Factsheet click here.
To view the Final Report for this project, click here.
Funding for this project was provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Canada-Saskatchewan Growing Forward bi-lateral agreement.
Project Partners: Western Beef Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Posted July 23, 2014