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Managing Risk in Winter Grazing Systems
 
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This video is an introduction to the Alberta Ranchers Winter Grazing Cattle video series. This series of 47 videos shares the personal perspectives and practices of ranchers across Alberta and how they have implemented management practices to reduce risk in winter grazing systems. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
HACCP - Making Food Products Safe, Part 1
 
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See how the seven principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) standard is used by processors for maintaining the safety of food products. HACCP is recognized as the single most effective way to eliminate, reduce or control hazards in any food handling or processing operation. Please visit our Website for more information: http://www.agriculture.alberta.ca/aha
Export Catalogue:  Chef Bombay
 
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Chef Bombay has been bringing gourmet Indian appetizers and entrees to tables across North America since 1999. By using only the freshest and finest ingredients, Chef Bombay has become Canada's leader in ready to eat Indian cuisine. All Chef Bombay products are made with natural ingredients with no additives or colors and contain zero trans fats. All of our products are available in retail and food service.
HACCP -Making Food Products Safe, Part 2
 
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See how the seven principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) standard is used by processors for maintaining the safety of food products. HACCP is recognized as the single most effective way to eliminate, reduce or control hazards in any food handling or processing operation. Please visit our Website for more information: http://www.agriculture.alberta.ca/aha
Winter Grazing Systems: Dealing With Extreme Cold and Snow
 
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Extreme weather conditions involve deep snow, plummeting temperatures, strong winds and adverse snow conditions. In this video the ranchers share what they have learned to mitigate risks in a variety of winter grazing systems during extreme weather conditions.
Introduction to Farm Financial Analysis
 
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The cornerstone financial statements include the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement and the Cash Flow Statement. These statements are common fare in a farm manager's files and are a key source of management information for your farm. Not only do they complement your enterprise costing information, but they also assist in Financial Planning and Risk Management Decisions including: Solvency, Profitability and Liquidity. Before financial analysis occurs, it is important to understand how these statements fit together.
Horse Safety -Horse Instincts, Handling and Equipment
 
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Some common-sense hints for safely working with horses to avoid instinctual behaviors such as kicking, striking, biting or trampling.
Winter Grazing Systems: Calving Time
 
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Traditionally ranchers calved in winter months. In this video ranchers present their experiences with implementing management practices for calving on spring grass.
Winter Grazing Systems: Seeding & Cutting Swath Grazing
 
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In this video ranchers share their perspectives on timing of seeding and swathing a variety of crops used in swath grazing systems.
Export Catalogue: Green Prairie International Inc.
 
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Green Prairie International (GP) is a respected global wholesale supplier of quality forage products. The company has become one of Canada's premier processors and suppliers of long-fiber timothy and alfalfa hay to valued international markets. http://greenprairie.com/
Horticulture Tips: Black Knot
 
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This video covers the symptoms, disease cycle and suggested management practices for the tree disease, Black Knot of Prunus.
Winter Grazing Systems: Grounding Fencing Systems
 
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Using electric fencing systems in the winter can offer its challenges to cattle producers. In this video ranchers share their expertise on grounding electric fencing in frozen ground conditions.
Understanding Production Costs & Returns
 
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The basic building block of economics and management information for the farm is cost of the production. Knowing your unit cost of production will guide you in answering the three fundamental business management questions. What to Produce? How to produce it? How much to produce? This video explains why knowing your cost of production is essential for any farm business.
Evaluating Grain Storage Options for Farmers
 
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With record crop yields and transport delays of 2013, came greater interest of on farm storage options. There are both temporary and permanent storage options available to producers to store their grain. The two most popular options are steel grain bins (either corrugated or smooth walled with or without hoppers) and grain bags. Choosing the right grain storage system can be difficult, but by looking at total costs, the farm’s future plans, existing systems and labor availability, producers can narrow down the best option for their operation.
New Venture: Thinking of Starting a Business?
 
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Starting a new business can be both an exciting and scary experience. You feel you've got an amazing idea, but where do you start? This video identifies at few of the key things you need to consider when thinking of starting a business.
Winter Grazing Systems: Feed Quality in Corn Grazing
 
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This video offers the perspectives of ranchers on assessing and monitoring feed quality and supplementation of feed and minerals when grazing standing corn in a winter feeding system.
Winter Grazing Systems: Fencing Options
 
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When winter grazing, fencing is one of the top priorities of cattle ranchers. This video explains management practices that ranchers have implemented for permanent and temporary fence lines, back up fences and more.
Winter Grazing Systems: Stockpiled and Banked Grass
 
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Adapting to a new feeding systems is not only a learning curve for ranchers, but also for the cattle. In this video ranchers share what they have learned about winter grazing stockpiled grass. This includes planning, pasture design, staging stockpiled grass, supplementation, monitoring snow conditions and forage accessibility.
Winter Grazing Systems: Powering Fencing Systems
 
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Electric fencing works as a psychological barrier for containing cattle when winter grazing. In this video, ranchers speak to their preferences in electric fencing units and the importance of training the cattle prior to winter.
Winter Grazing Systems: Bale Placement
 
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When bale grazing, producers must ensure that bales are placed in a manner that allows equal access to feed by all the animals, even distribution of nutrients and allows for cross fencing. In this video ranchers share their management practices for placing bales in a winter grazing system. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
Allergen Testing for Food Processing Plants
 
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Provides food manufacturers with criteria to evaluate testing options for allergen management
Winter Grazing Systems: Backup Plans
 
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Weather conditions can be very unpredictable in winter months. In this video ranchers explain how they have built backup plans to mitigate risk in their winter grazing systems.
Winter Grazing Systems: Net Wrap & Twine
 
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Dealing with net wrap or twine in bale grazing can be challenging and ranchers have different experiences with which works better for them. In this video ranchers share how they manage net wrap and twine in bale grazing systems.
Winter Grazing Systems: Monitoring Feed & Cow Condition
 
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In any winter grazing system cattle will require more energy than conventional penned feeding. In this video ranchers explain how they monitor feed and cow condition to ensure the cattle are clean, healthy and their nutritional needs are being met.
Winter Grazing Systems: Crop Options for Swath Grazing
 
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There is no one crop that should be used in swath grazing systems. In this video ranchers share how they have tweaked their swath grazing varietal compositions to include cereals, brassicas, peas and millet.
Winter Grazing Systems: Crop Options for Corn Grazing
 
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In this video the rancher shares some of his practices for choosing corn varieties, managing for heat units in a northern climate, and grazing management of standing corn.
Winter Grazing Systems: Electric Fencing
 
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Electric fencing is a cost effective tool that makes winter grazing possible, but the options are endless. In this video ranchers share their perspectives on types of wire, dealing with posts in frozen ground, and tumble wheels.
Winter Grazing Systems: Feed Allocations In Bale Grazing
 
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In this video ranchers discuss how they calculate feed requirements, adjust feed intake to account for changing weather conditions, and time fence moves in bale grazing systems. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
Winter Grazing Systems: Shelter & Bedding
 
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Winter grazing systems require moving cattle out onto the landscape. This exposes them to winds and other extreme weather conditions. In this video ranchers explain how they have addressed the issue of providing shelters and bedding for the cattle. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
Farmers’ Market Merchandising: Booth Set Up
 
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Jennifer Berkenbosch of Sundog Organic Farm explains the best way to set up your booth
Winter Grazing Systems: Managing for Acidosis
 
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In this video ranchers share their perspectives regarding managing for acidosis in cattle while swath grazing and grazing standing corn.
Growth Stages in Cereal Crops
 
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A demonstration of growth stages in cereal crops to show optimum times in the plants development to spray for disease control 1996
Winter Grazing Systems: Ranching Smarter
 
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Networking and sharing information with others in the agriculture industry can help to improve your ranch operation and bottom line as these ranchers will attest.
Winter Grazing Systems: Feed Quality in Swath Grazing
 
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This video offers the perspectives of ranchers winter feeding on cereal based swath grazing. They share the value of feed testing and blending of custom mineral mixes to suit animal types.
Winter Grazing Systems: Grazing & Weaning Calves
 
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Conventionally calves are weaned in the fall and pen fed for the winter. In this video ranchers share alternative practices they have tried and proofed to manage grazing calves through the winter.
Winter Grazing Systems: Handling Cattle
 
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In this video ranchers offer options for handling facilities for cattle that can be used when implementing winter grazing systems.
Swath Grazing to Reduce Winter Beef Cattle Feed Costs
 
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How swath grazing can help to extend your grazing season and issues to consider when using it.
Automation and Lean Manufacturing
 
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Watch this 12-minute video to hear from three Alberta food processors on their experience of going through an automation assessment or lean assessment and coaching. You will hear about the process of going through the assessment as well as the challenges they encountered and the benefits they have gained.
Shock Chlorination for Your Water Well (Part 2)
 
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Shock Chlorination is a maintenance practice that helps keep bacteria build-up in check. Part 2 of this video series discusses the Shock Chlorination procedure and how to calculate right amount of chlorine to do the job correctly.
Winter Grazing Systems: Managing Costs
 
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Reducing operational costs is an important aspect to implementing winter grazing systems in cattle operations. In this video, ranchers explain management practices they have implemented to reduce overall costs on their ranches. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
Winter Grazing Systems: Cattle That Suit Your System
 
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Ranchers running purebred and commercial cattle herds have successfully implemented winter grazing systems. In this video ranchers share how they have selected the type and temperment of cattle suited to their systems, landscape and management practices.
Winter Grazing Systems: Winter Watering
 
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In northern climates it is critical to provide a water source to livestock in winter months. In this video producers talk about their experiences on water sources and cattle licking snow. For more information see the Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool: A Guide to Selecting and Managing a Wintering Site in Western Canada Agdex #420/580-3
Winter Grazing Systems: Flexibility With Multiple Feed Systems
 
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In this video ranchers talk about how they have managed their winter grazing systems to be flexible and reflective of animal type, environmental conditions and potential profit margins.
Winter Grazing Systems: Feed Quality in Bale Grazing
 
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Ranchers share management practices implemented in their operations to keep costs down while meeting the specific nutritional needs of their herds including feed testing, mixing a variety of feeds and timing of feeding.
Winter Grazing Systems: Maximizing Corn Quality
 
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In this video, a rancher shares what he has learned over the years with regards to managing corn crops to maintain feed quality for corn grazing into spring.
Cattle Handling  part 1
 
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Video describing safe methods of handling and loading cattle guided by knowledge of their preferences, flight zone and reactions to light and shadow. Click here to purchase this DVD! https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app08/ppsropintheweb?PubID=100044
Winter Grazing Systems: Early Spring Perennial Forage Grazing
 
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Over wintering perennial forages for an early spring feed source is a practice that many ranchers are implementing into their operations. In this video ranchers share how they have incorporated spring calving on pasture with grazing stockpiled rangeland grasses.
Using RFI to Score Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle
 
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Feed efficiency in beef cattle is a moderately heritable trait that affects your profitability. Know how to select for this trait when measured by residual feed intake (RFI) and understand that it is not related to cow size.
Winter Grazing Systems: Improving Quality in Swath Grazing
 
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Ranchers share their experiences on mixing specialty crops with cereals in swath grazing systems to achieve optimal nutritional needs for their cattle and improve palatability.
Winter Grazing Systems: Agronomics of Crop Production
 
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In this videos ranchers share their agrononic practices for a variety of crops used in winter feeding swath and corn grazing systems.