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Issue No. 20 - Winter 1997

Cattle grazing alfalfa is usually a recipe for disaster. But is there some way it can be done successfully? Baz Fritz, Livestock Agrologist with Sask.

met at the Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Grounds February 12 and 13 to attend the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association's (SSCA) annual Direct Seeding Workshop. This was our largest direct seeding conference ever.  "The purpose of the conference was to bring farmers together to get the latest information on direct seeding and how to implement these practices on our farms," says SSCA president Clint Steinley. "Farmers had the opportunity to have their questions answered by researchers, industry experts and other farmers," says Steinley.

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Issue No. 19 - Fall/Winter 1996

Cattle grazing alfalfa is usually a recipe for disaster. But is there some way it can be done successfully? Baz Fritz, Livestock Agrologist with Sask.

Agriculture and Food said that over the years, beef producers have asked about how to manage alfalfa in a grazing system but no real information has been available. When the Districts 12 & 13 ADD Board Demo Farm needed a livestock component in its operation, Fritz saw the chance to do a little investigating.

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Issue No. 18 - Summer 1996

In 1996, the SSCA decided to hold two direct seeding field days, one in the north and one in the south.

While the rain, snow and generally wet conditions tested our patience, both field days were a success. Producers were able to see the latest equipment in action and make side by side comparisons. Several producers told us that they were using the field days to help them make their final decision between two or three different machines. The manufacturers commented that they made sales at both field days.

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