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Case Study to Evaluate 3D Fencing in Reducing Livestock Feed Losses to Wildlife in Saskatchewan

Jeff Braidek

Government of Saskatchewan

March 2014 - November 2015

Audience(s): Cow-Calf Backgrounder Feedlot   Project Type(s): Demonstration

Wildlife damage and consumption of livestock feed can be a financial and stressful issue for producers in Saskatchewan. Herds of elk, deer and moose can move into an area and completely eradicate winter feed supplies, leaving producers scrambling to find feed for their livestock. As wildlife pressure becomes heavier in many areas of our watershed, local producers are looking for solutions to this ever-increasing problem while still respecting biodiversity.

The project did find that there was some deterrence when the wildlife approached the fence, especially if they saw the fence before continuing.

Goals:

Goal #3: Enhance ecosystem services and biodiversity on lands managed by beef producers

Goal #9:Increase the financial viability of beef production in Canada

Indicators Addressed:
  • Continuous learning regarding beef production is pursued
  • Innovation and technology are utilized to improve responsible production
  • Habitat for wildlife is maintained or enhanced, and wildlife conflict prevention is managed.
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Tagged as: Economic