MFGA-led Reports & Fact Sheets
People making decisions about the use of natural grasslands (ie. rangelands) in Manitoba are at a disadvantage to those in Alberta and Saskatchewan in obtaining information about grassland plant community composition, successional status, forage production potential and effects of different land management practices (eg. different types of grazing, industrial disturbance, prescribed burning).
This 6-page brochure is a summary of the Technology Transfer Mission – Argentina Forage Finished Beef.
The manual has been designed to present a wide variety of options for controlling or managing woody plant growth. Each chapter details the method, timing of application, equipment needed, costs, impacts on biodiversity, and some actual examples. Finally, the monitoring chapter provides stepby-step guidelines on how to evaluate brush encroachment and the success of control efforts.
The 44-page Pasture Planner was developed to assist with the development and/or modification of the exisiting grazing system. This publication contains information on stocking, watering, animal control, fencing, facilities, pasture assessment and more.
This 28-page booklet has been produced by MFGA for those producers interested in delving into this niche market. The document provides a detailed description of the elements required to produce high quality beef on a forage-only diet. Thank you to our supporters: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Technical Assistance Component, Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
A series of 2 projects completed which contains 5 Technical Bulletins, these materials can assist beef producers in making informed decisions related to different aspects of cow-calf operations by allowing them to evaluate the potential outcomes of alternative beef production systems.
These fact sheets have included involvement from Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Greencover Canada Program, Covering New Ground, and the University of Manitoba.