April 2013 - March 2014
Audience(s): Cow-Calf Backgrounder Feedlot Project Type(s): Demonstration
Forage and cattle feed are the highest cost on a cattle farm or ranch. In the Parkland region, putting greenfeed up dry and in a timely manner so that spoilage does not occur after baling can be a challenge in some years. In those years, producers look to alternatives such as wrapping bales in plastic to preserve feed as silage. However, many producers do not have access to a bale wrapper.
The project showed that stacked and covered round bale silage is a viable option for storing large, round silage bales.
Goal #9:Increase the financial viability of beef production in Canada
Goal #5: Reduce post-harvest meat waste
For more information on this project, please see the summary.
Tagged as: Economic