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Jun 13

Spotlight on Research: Improving barley digestion in pigs and cattle

Posted on Jun 13 By: Ian Doig

The rate at which cattle digest individual barley varieties and how well these varieties are utilized varies, explains Tim McAllister, principal research scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge. Understanding the mechanics of this dietary truth may financially benefit barley growers. McAllister is a main collaborator on the ruminant nutrition component of

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Jun 11

Water Stewardship and the Crop Sector Working Group

Posted on Jun 11 By: Sharon McKinnon

Water is a big deal for farmers. Not enough and crops wither. Too much and seeding or harvest is delayed and crops suffer. Way too much and we have flooding like we saw last year in southern Alberta. Water quality, along with quantity, is important for farmers for drinking, livestock, irrigation and food production (beer).

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