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The Saskatchewan Forage Council,Ducks Unlimited Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, University of Saskatchewan, Water Security Agency, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Eagle Creek Watershed worked together to put on another successful pasture tour in August near Harris, SK.  Below you'll find some useful links relating to some of the many topics covered on the tour:
Handouts from Tour Hosts:
Range Health Assesment:
Sod Seeding:
Sod Seeding into Existing Forage Stands (posted by Foragebeef.ca)
Rotational and Intensive Grazing
Grazing Management (posted by Foragebeef.ca)
Intensive Grazing (Saskatchewan Agriculture)
Rotational Grazing (Manitoba Agriculture)
Pasture Pipeline:
Pipelines for Watering Range Livestock (from AAFC, posted by Foragebeef.ca)
Livestock Watering Systems in Saskatchewan: Producer Experiences (posted by South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards)
Diverse Cover Cropping:
Cover Crops (North Dakota State University)
Posted Sept 12, 2016 
the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Central Testing Laboratories, , Ducks Unlimited, the Saskatchewan Forage Council and Saskatchewan Peavey Mart locations are working together to promote the Saskatchewan Hay Harvest Challenge. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of growing and harvesting good quality forage and the importance of feed testing.   Hay Bale

Haying season approaches, and the challenge to put up good-quality hay with minimal field losses exists. Regardless of harvest management and weather conditions, the nutrient content of forage is highly variable. Matching the nutrients supplied by the forage with livestock nutrient requirements is only possible if the nutrient content of the forage is known. 

Growing and harvesting good quality forage is the first step in meeting the nutritional requirements of livestock. To keep track of the quality of their forage, many livestock and forage producers keep a field record book.

The Saskatchewan Hay Harvest Challenge provides producers with a pocket-sized field book to record hay field conditions and harvest operations across their forage acres. In taking the Hay Harvest Challenge, producers are encouraged to submit forage samples for feed testing. The field record book provides an entry form to fill in after the feed test analysis is returned. Not only is the field book for record-keeping, it is also full of forage production and harvest management information - great for a quick reference to often-asked forage questions!

Prizes for the Saskatchewan Hay Harvest Challenge include eight $250 vouchers for feed testing analysis sponsored by Central Testing Laboratories and a $1,000 voucher for an in-store merchandise purchase from a Saskatchewan Peavey Mart location. Entry forms are found in the official field record book. The official challenge kick-off date is May 24, 2016 and all entries must be received by January 27, 2017. For more information or to obtain an official field record book contact your local Regional Forage Specialist, call the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 or contact the SFC at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted June 4, 2016

The Saskatchewan Forage Council Gratefully Acknowledges funding for our 'Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan' project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association
Saskatchewan Beef Industry Development Fund:

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