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The Green Gold program focuses on quality rather than quantity for the first cut, but it’s also helped producers harvest more cuts per year.

Knowing when it’s ‘hay day’

A provincial sampling program helps producers decide the best time to cut alfalfa for maximum RFV

Reading Time: 3 minutes An alfalfa-monitoring program designed more than 20 years ago continues to pay dividends for Manitoba dairy producers and the domestic and export dairy hay industry. Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association’s (MFGA) “Green Gold” program just wrapped up the program’s 23rd year of helping to predict “Hay Day” — the date when harvested pure alfalfa stands […] Read more



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Nuffield scholar focuses on energy-dense forages

Study will explore using energy-dense perennial forages as annuals 

Reading Time: 2 minutes One learns fairly quickly upon first meeting him that Clayton Robins is a bundle-of-energy person. So it comes as no surprise that the 2013 Nuffield Scholar has actually travelled the world to learn more about energy. Energy-dense forages, that is. “Every other country I visited looks at sugars in forages except here in North America,”[...]
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Putting Prairie forages on America’s stage

Long days and cool nights make for high quality which is demand in the U.S. and offshore

Reading Time: 3 minutes At first glance, drought and dairy may not link together. Unless, that is, you are a Prairie forage producer with intentions on selling part of your crop to American producers. Then drought and dairy are intertwined as two main factors in the success of your pursuits. “We have a good relationship with dairy producers in[...]
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