The Bovine

Forages, wild pigs, and a whirlwind trip to Ottawa

April 06, 2022 Alberta Beef Producers Season 1 Episode 4
The Bovine
Forages, wild pigs, and a whirlwind trip to Ottawa
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To start off the episode, host Debra Murphy introduces ABP's Beef Production and Extension Lead, Karin Schmid.

Then:

  • Can you keep your animals off the grass a while longer? Masters student and host of 'Forays into Forages,' David MacTaggart, joins to talk about the general lifecycle of perennial plants, and how we can support forages post-drought.
  • Pigs in the back 40. Wild boar specialist, Dr. Ryan Brook talks about the distribution of wild pigs on the prairies, their lifecycle, and current recommendations for eradication efforts.
  • Can you manage another role? Melissa Downing, already busy rancher with an off-farm job, volunteer gigs, and a family, joins the show to talk about her new role as a delegate with Alberta Beef Producers. 

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