CANADA - A large fund has been given to the cattle sector to examine the agronomic and economic potential of new forage mixtures suited to northern climates in Eastern Canada.
The research is intended to boost cattle producers’ bottom line, and enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s cattle sector.
Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant announced the contribution of $97,500 to 'Agriculture nordique axée sur la production bovine' (northern agriculture focused on bovine production - ANPB). Researchers from Quebec and Nova Scotia will collaborate on the project.
"While animal feed represents more than 50 per cent of total expenditures of the cow-calf sector, the vast majority of which are related to machinery, extending the grazing season is a major economic issue for the profitability of these businesses," said Maurice Migneault, President, ANPB. "It is to address this issue that a number of partners have contributed to the project."
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