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Great gifts for livestock producers

Wondering what to buy for the person who has everything? Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s (AF) Publications Office has dozens of agriculture publications ranging from $3 to $30, including:
Alberta Forage Manual ($30 plus GST) Agdex 120/20-1 – this book contains extensive descriptions of forage species and their growth habits to help with planning forage management programs. This expanded second edition offers producers comprehensive information on a range of forage topics, including adaptation, legumes and grasses, annuals, mixtures, establishment, fertility, pasture management, harvesting and rejuvenation. In addition, sections on forage pest insects and diseases present detailed discussion of these problems in forage crops, helping producers diagnose damage. Fully illustrated with over 350 colour images, plus line drawings, tables, charts and graphs, this forage reference work provides a wealth of information.
Beef Cow-Calf Manual ($30 plus GST) Agdex 420-10 – this manual contains up-to-date information for cow-calf producers, including sections on genetics, economics, calf management, nutrition and feeding, animal health, pests, handling facilities and fencing and herd management. It also includes a listing of additional online resources. Numerous colour photos, drawings and tables provide great depth to the information found in the 300+ page manual.
Silage Manual ($15 plus GST) Agdex 120/52-2 – this book looks at how silage systems can help producers develop nutritious, cost-effective feed supplies. It examines all aspects of silage making to help balance costs against benefits and weigh advantages against disadvantages. Key topics include ensiling process, crops for silage, silage additives, harvesting, silos, silage quality, feeding value and cost of production.
Find a full list on AF’s Publications web page.
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