Category Archives: Livestock

Are you raising hogs without antibiotics?

Originally posted to ONswine July 3, 2019 by Laura Eastwood, OMAFRA Swine Specialist If so, the Prairie Swine Centre would like to recruit you to participate in a research project! The overall goal of the study is to determine whether … Continue reading

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Farm Fencing Systems

A variety of farm fencing systems for confining or excluding various kinds and sizes of livestock is available today. Although most fencing types have many applications on the farm, there is often one type best adapted to a specific function. … Continue reading

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Windbreaks Provide Shelter for Cattle

Cattle on pasture don’t always need housing, but they do need shelter from the elements. Windbreaks, either natural or constructed can provide that shelter. Read about natural and manmade windbreaks in Windbreaks Provide Shelter for Cattle.

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2019 Swine Budgets Now Available

Knowing your costs and where your money goes is key to improving your bottom line. The OMAFRA monthly  Swine Budget provides a guide and format to estimate the cost of production for a swine enterprise. Accurate and up to date information … Continue reading

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The 2018 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence is Open for Applications

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators including producers, processors, and agri-food organizations. The objectives of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program are to: Recognize and encourage innovators in the … Continue reading

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Do you have a water contingency plan?

In 2016, many areas of the province saw very warm and dry conditions, and many wells were still dry leading into the winter. In other years, like the start to the 2017 growing season, the province experienced periods of excessive … Continue reading

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Preventing Farm Fires

Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires.

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