GWFA Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Third Tuesday Tailgate:

Forage for Horses

Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: On-line

If you are a horse owner, or a horse feed producer/buyer then mark the date for this upcoming webinar!

Horses are abundant throughout Alberta and especially in the Grey Wooded Forage Association area! There are many opinions as to what we think we should feed our horses, and what horses actually need for their basic nutrition and health. As monogastric herbivores, horses depend on forages for the majority of or their needs.

Join us in a discussion on Forages for Horses to learn more about the equine digestive system and forage quality to meet their needs.

Third Tuesday Tailgate:

Alberta Pasture Grass Sampling Program

Date: November 21, 2023
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Have you ever considered how our pasture (feed) nutrition varies across the season, field to field, year to year?

We are all familiar with sampling hay and silage for nutritional analysis and ration balancing for our livestock. We know that our stored feed can change, so we test and adjust to balance a ration for our animal’s needs. Pasture forage stand nutrition can also vary throughout the season.

This year Blue Rock Animal Nutrition has undertaken a Province-wide project to sample and test pasture forage to discover if there are differences in mineral content of pasture grass in different geographical regions of the province. Amongst several parameters, they want to discover if cattle mineral requirements are being met with pasture grass to make recommendations for supplementation; and understand how forage maturity affects mineral content. Doing so would help in recommendations on how the quantity of each nutrient is affected by forage maturity and how supplementation should change over the grazing season for beef cattle.

Abby-Ann Redman, Ruminant Nutritionist will lead the presentation explaining the details of this project and how it could impact your herd performance.

Attend our workshop to learn more about this unique project and what you should consider for your gazing nutritional and mineral program.

In case you missed one of our webinars…


GWFA serves members in Clearwater County, Mountain View County, Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County and the County of Wetaskiwin. Please contact us if you would like information about becoming a director or joining one of our committees.

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