Industry-led Research Reports & Fact Sheets
Cattle and beef production have gained a negative opinion by some segments of the general public. However, past research done within the Canadian Prairie and in other regions have demonstrated that with appropriate management, cattle on native grasslands can increase some of the EG&S that we value.
Over 40% of the earth’s terrestrial surface is used for grazing livestock, this includes the Canadian Prairie. While overgrazing has broadly been recognized as detrimental to EG&S, in North America the condition of rangelands has steadily been improving and fewer rangeland are overgrazed. It is imperative that the EG&S provided by rangeland ecosystems are valued and the role of grazing in regulating them understood in order to maintain or improve their benefits for people.
With input from MFGA, IISD has developed a study on “The Social and Environmental Benefits of Manitoba’s Community Pastures”, summarizing the benefits and related economic values of community pastures managed by the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures in Manitoba, Canada.
Here’s a great forage that you should think about for your pastures, what it can do for you, and how you can manage it best so it can do its job.
A brief narrative on multiple topics with links to technical bulletins, factsheets and other details to help make management decisions.
The Government of Manitoba supplies a Feed Plan Calculator.
Visit the Canadianfga.ca website for a full list of editions.
A 39-page guide for sod seeding in pdf.
Stockpiled forage is the term given to pasture saved for grazing after the growing season. Stockpile forage can be used from October through to early December and can also be used early in the spring before new growth pasture is available.
Building long-term capacity for resilient cow-calf production systems through creation of a forage industry chair supporting training and research in evaluation and utilization
New and existing pests and diseases can have a devastating impact on both our natural and agro-ecosystems. We can all take steps to limit human impact on the spread of noxious weeds, disease and insects.