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  • Director's Note - Rod Vergouwen

  • Feedlots to be put to the test - and that's what they want

  • Itching and rubbing in your herd? Lice treatment may be necessary

  • Researchers make case for grassland benefits

  • Turning common heifer development logic on its head

  • There are extra challenges in wintering cows this year

  • Director's Note - Marcel Busz

  • For climate-smart farmers, carbon solutions is in the soil

  • Producers pay attention to body condition

  • Bye-bye Canada Thistle

  • Vice Chair's Note - Alex Robertson

  • The roots of life and health: Elaine Ingham's theory of the living soil

  • Device said to calm cattle for a variety of procedures

  • Let's seize this historic opportunity in our agriculture sector

  • The importance of pregnancy checking the cow herd

  • Director's Note - Steve Yule

  • Sustainability starts in the microbiome

  • Understanding and Using Basis Levels in Cattle Marketing 

  • What to consider when choosing alternate cattle feed sources

  • Sustainable beef pilot moving up to the next level

  • Summer Student's Note - Jodi Giles

  • Conservation Finds a Home on the Range: DUC Supports Beef Industry for Environmental Sustainability with ABP

  • Understanding the Cattle Market Sliding Scale

  • Rains bring some relief to hay markets, but not much

  • Call it 'a vegan sandwich': Beyond Meat a hot topic as beef producers converge on Cowtown

  • Director's Note - Morrie Goetjen

  • Introduction to Livestock Marketing

  • 8 strategies for selecting replacement heifers

  • Low-stress weaning for calves

  • Getting Cows to Breed Back and Breed Up Quickly 

  • Director's Note - Justin Blades

  • Don't delay planning your winter feed supply

  • Drought brings additional livestock challenges

  • Persistence pays

  • Coordinator's Note - Sonja Bloom

  • Why Didn't My Cover Crops Work? 

  • Spring Planting Summer Annuals for Fall & Winter Pasture

  • Castration Tips and Pain Control

  • Director's Note - Sean LaBrie

  • Establishing reproductive momentum in replacement heifers

  • Opinion: A farmer's transformation

  • Students make pitch in ag competition

  • Vaccines made simple - basics you need to know

  • Treasurer's Note - Ben Campbell

  • A Climate Change Solution Beneath our Feet

  • Clean Surroundings Called Key to Calves Getting a Good Start

  • Finding the Right Minerals for Your Cow-Calf Operation

  • Director's Note - Tamara Garstin

  • Reducing Nitrate Concerns When Grazing Forage Cover Crops

  • Handy Tips to Prepare for Calving Season

  • Rotating Pastures to Reduce Scours in Calves

  • Director's Note - Mike Roberts

  • Bale Grazing Trial Looks at Feed Waste

  • Doing the Math on a Straw-grain Ration for Pregnant Cows

  • Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!

  • Manage Weather Risks to Feed & Water

  • Director's Note - Steve Yule

  • Some Do's and Don'ts When Treating Cattle in Cold Weather

  • Don't Neglect the Boys When Their Work is Done

  • Livestock Medication Rules Take Effect Dec 1

  • Director's Note - Stan Wiebe

  • Building Soil Resilience With Cover Crops

  • Cow Feeding Economics This Winter

  • Canada: A Role Model for Sustainable Beef Production

  • Director's Note - Alex Robertson

  • WLPIP Claim Window: What to Keep in Mind

  • Alberta Beef Producers Plebiscite Regulations Announced 

  • Be Prepared for Nitrate Poisoning in Forages

  • Director's Note - Justin Blades

  • Have You Tested Your Feed?

  • There's a Reason Stem-mining Weevils are the Priciest Livestock in Alberta

  • The Bane That is Absinth Wormwood

  • Predator Compensation Benefits All of Society

  • Winter Cow Care

· Director's Note - Sean LaBrie

· Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants

· Minimizing Heat Stress in Beef Cattle
· Producers Can Now Take Beef Sustainability to the Bank

· Director's Note - Rod Vergouwen

· Fencing; Back To Basics

· Are You Ready For A Drone? 
· Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

- Director's Note - Morrie Goetjen

- The Environmental Argument for Cattle

- What's the Big Deal About Soil? Everything
- Technology's Ability to Deliver Beef a World Away

- Manager's Note: Laura Gibney

- Producers Should Have a Back Up Plan to Ensure Quality Water Year Round

- Good Grazing Means Managing for What You Want
- Why Your Cows Need Those Expensive Vitamins

- Director's Note: Andy Hart

- Manager's Note: Jennifer Duckering

- Where do all the cows graze in Alberta

- AgriStability
- Bursary Recipients

- Director's Note: Tamara Garstin
- 2018 FFGA Membership Renewal

- FFGA Annual General Meeting
- FFGA JOB OPPORTUNITY (Environmental & Communications Coordinator)

- Calving Book Technology: There's an App for That!

- Director's Note: Ben Campbell
- 2018 FFGA Membership Renewal

- FFGA Annual General Meeting
- Climate Change and Grassland Management

- Bringing in Livestock Key to Rebuilding Soil

- Director's Note: Andy Hart
- 2018 FFGA Membership Renewal

- FFGA Annual General Meeting
- Texas Ranches Manage Cattle to Improve Habitat and Watershed Health

- Winter Watering: What Are My Options?

- Executive Director - Agricultural Research & Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) - Job Posting

- Director's Note: Morrie Goetjen
- The 7 "What If" Questions Every Rancher Should Ask Themselves

- Making Compost Tea Specific to Your Crop
- Cover Crops as Forage for Beef Cattle - BCRC Factsheet
- Soil Aggregates Found in Great Soil "Just Like Christmas"

- Director's Note: Alex Robertson
- Enjoying the Little Things in Life - Soil Microbes
- 12 Tips on Positioning for Successin Times of Economic Resets
- Swath Grazing: More Than Just Frozen TV Dinner for Your Overwintering Cattle

- Director's Note: Tamara Garstin
- Opportunities Exist in the Public's Misconception of Agriculture

- Foothills Grazing Bursary - 2018
- Can Forage Seed Breeding Compensate for Fewer Pastures?
- No Need to Fear Winter Grazing, Let the Cows Do the Work for You

- Environmental Coordinator's Note: Rachel McLean
- Solar Photovoltaics Grant Update

- Managed Grazing's Effects on Soil Quality & Structure
- Rebuilding Spent Pasture: Four Years in Photos
- Native Forages Offer Resilience Against Mother Nature
- Forages & Grasslands: How They Contribute to Preservation of Biodiversity

- Director's Note: Graeme Finn
- The Importance of Monitoring Livestock Water Quality
- Get More Bang for Your Nitrogen Buck
- 3 Tips for Farm Business Success

- Increase Stock Density to Improve Land Faster

- 5 Habits Young Producers Should Practice

- Fast Facts on Forage Brassicas

- Treasurer's Note: Ben Campbell

- 5 Tips to Develop a Grazing System in Sync with Nature

- In Search of Fescue

- Understanding Human Behaviors & How They Affect Cattle Handling

- How Can I Improve My Tame Pasture?

- More Soil Organic Matter Makes More Rain

- Director's Note: Stan Wiebe

- 3 Ways to Achieve a 266% ROI with Cover Crops

- Data Collection with Drones

- Digging Deep Reveals the Intricate World of Roots

- All About Mycorrhizal Fungi

- Gabe Brown: The Brown Family Grazing Strategy

- Vice Chairman's Note: Andy Hart
- Manage Your Pasture's Nitrogen Cycle
- What's in Your Calving Kit?
- Fresh Water is the Primary Soil Nutrient You Should Be Managing For
- Seedbed Preparation for High Legume Pastures
- Considerations for Using Overwintered Crops as Livestock Feed

- Chairman's Note
- FFGA Bursary Recipient
- Jim Gerrish Grazing School
- 5 Forage Establishment Mistakes to Avoid
- Making Sense of Many Systems of Rotational Grazing

- Manager's Note: Jennifer Duckering

- 7 Tips for Financial Success

- Poison Bait Not the Only Answer to Gopher Problems

- Reproduction & Grazing Were Designed For Each Other

- Spain & Portugal Agriculture Tour

- Director's Note - Rod Vergouwen

-What is Rotational Grazing?

- Foothills Forage's Annual General Meeting

- Bale Grazing Dos and Dont's

- Is It Time to Start Early Evening Feeding?

- Generating Electricity From the Sun.

- Director's Note: Morrie Goetjen
- Tighty Whities and Soil Health
- Economics of Swath Grazing
- Range Management: Then & Now
- Canada Thistle Weevils: A Hopeful Biocontrol?

 

- Director's Note: Stan Wiebe

- Are Stockpiled Forages Your Winter Grazing Insurance

- Calving Clinic
- FFGA is Hiring

- FFGA Christmas Party

- Director's Note: Tamara Garstin

- Snow as a Water Source

- Reduce Winter Feeding & Be More Profitable

- Can Grasslands Be Managed as a CO2 Sink?

- Vice Chariman's Note: Andy Hart

-Grazing Crop Aftermath

- Frost Seeding - A Cheap Alternative?

- How Hay is Stacked Does Make a Difference

- Cow-Calfenomics

- Director's Note: Alex Robertson

- Advanced Soils School

- The Facts on Feed Testing

- Profit Per Cow or Per Acre?

- Is It Residual or Is It Reside?

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