Peace River Forage Association Spring Tour and Info Session - June 20th 2016




Peace River Forage Association Spring Tour and Info Session,
On Friday, June 17th, we joined forces with the Peace River Forage Association to provide an information seminar and tour which focused on livestock handling and legumes & nodulation among other interesting topics.  We welcomed Dr. Diane Knight from the University of Saskatchewan and Lynn Lochatelli of Cattle Expressions to give presentations and speak about their specialties. 

After meeting at SPG in the morning we headed out to check out Jodi Kendrew's efforts to teach her livestock how to eat weeds in an attempt to control the thistle population and give her hefers some added nutrients. 

South Peace Grain Forage Crop Tour 2016

We followed that up with a tour of Fred & Lise Schneiders' fields where they have planted some of SPG's Union Forage seed along with peas and oats for their grazing program.

South Peace Grain Union Forage Crop Tour 2016

South Peace Grain hay barn 2016 forage crop tour

After a delicious lunch at the Schneiders' hay barn we went over to Gordon & Brenda Lazinchuk's to take a look at their Birdsfoot Trefoil in full bloom and their bale grazing process. 

South Peace Grain Forage Crop Tour 2016 Birdsfoot Trefoil nodules

We then popped into Nimitz Beef Farm to discuss their grazing practices and take a tour of their jerky making shop!  Michael Nimitz very graciously provided us with some samples of their tasty jerky. 

South Peace Grain Forage Crop Tour 2016 Nimitz Jerky

We finished off the day with a dinner back at SPG where the Peace River Forage Association handed out prizes and Shaun Grant gave a tour of our facility. 

South Peace Grain Forage Crop Tour 2016 dinner on the scale


All in all it was a very informative and productive day. We look forward to continuing to work with the Forage Association on more of their events!

To learn more about the Peace River Forage Association and their programs visit their website: http://www.peaceforage.bc.ca/