Category Archives: Livestock

Feed Analysis ReportsExplained

Laboratory analyses of feeds provide the best indication of nutrient availability, allowing feeds to be utilized to their full potential. Reliable nutritional information is important to not only balance rations, but also allows ration balancing programs to determine the most … Continue reading

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Guelph Organic Conference and Tradeshow

Don’t miss the Guelph Organic Conference. Over 40 Workshops: Jan 23 – 26, 2020. Free Trade Show: Jan 25 – 26, 2020 at the Guelph University Centre, Guelph ON. Conference Website  

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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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