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2018-098: Barley Forage Co-op at Melfort

Researcher: Pat Juskiw

Funding: $17,250

Project Description:

Feeding cattle is the most cost-intensive part of raising cattle in Saskatchewan. Therefore, methods to reduce this cost are of great importance. This research will determine the barley carrying capacity, average daily gain for backgrounding calves, disease resistance, yield, and quality for the Western Canada Forage Barley Registration Trail. Forage barley researchers hope to reduce costs by $0.18/day, increase carrying capacity by 432 cow-days per hectare and increase ADG by 1 lb per calf per day, among other goals.

Results: Waiting for research results.

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