Knowledge Transfer on Forages

At its meeting in Ottawa in early February, Canadian dairy farmers adopted a policy that added forage production to the list of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s priorities for dairy research. Research on forages is increasingly important to dairy farmers as they continue to seek out methods to grow the best possible source of nutrients for their cows in the most efficient way.

Forage-focused Events Coming Up!

On February 25th a new symposium has been added to the CRAAQ’s list of transfer activities. The First edition of the Forage and Dairy Cattle Symposium will be held in Drummondville, Quebec. Scientific experts working in the field, including scientists working in the Dairy Research Cluster, will be presenting information on the production, use, harvesting and conservation of forages. Stay tuned for a summary of the proceedings in the Dairy Research Blog next week! For more information, visit. (French only).

On March 4th, don’t forget to sign up for the webinar, How to produce and use sweet forages organized by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Beef Cattle Research Council and the Dairy Research Cluster. Three Canadian experts will provide information on various studies looking at increasing Non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) in forages, including taking advantage of diurnal variations in NSC. The webinar will be held from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST and there is no cost to participating. You can register online now.

(NOTE: The March webinar is in English only and a French version is set for April 29th – registration details to follow in early March).

Did you know? had close to 2,000 dairy research scientists and collaborators listed in the research database and more than 500 dairy research project listings since 1996!

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