Managing Risk in Winter Grazing Systems

These articles are all based on a series of videos put together by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry along with many partners. Grant Lastiwka, Forage and Livestock Business Specialist, says their goal was to help new winter graziers learn from the experience of old hands at the practice.

If you’ve got a question, it’s answered by one of the 47 short videos. You’ll find information about different feeding options like swath, bale, straw/chaff bunch, corn grazing and stockpiled forages. Ranchers talk about winter fencing, from the kinds of fencing the use to how to power and ground your fence in snowy conditions, how to water animals, and how they figure how much forage animals need. There are videos on feed quality, weather challenges, water accessibility, management practices, managing for animal type and wildlife issues.

You can read the articles here, or you can jump straight to their Youtube channel and see all the videos. We think they’re great and you’ll get a lot out of them!

Enjoy! And if you have a minute, send a thank you to our friend Grant for helping make this resource available to us all. It’s rare to get a thanks, so he’ll appreciate it.