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Fall 2021 Events

2021 Forage Quality Contest

  • Think you grow the highest quality forage in your neighborhood? Well, prove it by participating in the 2021 Forage Quality Contest. The B.C. Forage Council is hosting the 2021 forage quality contest for producers in the central and norther interior of B.C.

Equipment Demonstration: Seeding Fall Cereal

  • Join the BC Forage Council on the afternoon of September 12th in Prince George for a Demonstration Field Day to learn more and see some new equipment in action.

Multifunctional Pasture Rejuvenation in the Cariboo

  • Join us on September 20th, from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Hallis Lake Community Pasture in Quesnel to learn about the Multi-functional Pasture Rejuvenation in the Cariboo project, led by Thompson Rivers University Researchers assessing management methods to address woody encroachment in pastures.

Stay tuned for the very exciting upcoming Winter 2021-2022 B.C. Forage Council Events in the works!

Re: Demonstration Research Manual

“This kind of research is useful and it’s doable. It doesn’t take any complicated tools: I’m using a couple dollar-store hoops, a kitchen scale and some zip-lock bags. It probably takes a couple hours at the front end and maybe four or five hours later in the summer. But down the road, if I can gain another 15, 20 per cent production and I’m going to see that gain over 10 years, that’ll be time very well spent.” – Wayne Ray, Vanderhoof.

Manual “is useful and it’s doable”

“I’d really encourage other producers to do their own studies since other varieties might better suit their conditions. Harvesting alfalfa with higher protein can make a huge difference – sometimes as much as $100/ton – in what you can get for the hay. That can make or break your business.” – Traugott Klein, Vanderhoof.

Use science instead of guesswork