Forages and Beef / Dairy, Pork, Poultry and Other Livestock

Forages

Scientists are developing cropping technologies to create profitable livestock feed production systems for boreal-northern regions. Corn and forage research focuses on adaptation and management of high yielding, high quality crops, and varieties that are profitable and sustainable in a boreal-northern environment for livestock and other niche uses. Forage management research supports the expansion and development of the regional dairy industry.

Successful solutions

  • Introduced/developed plastic mulch technology for growing corn in cool climate regions to provide increased livestock feed on the limited agricultural land base.

  • Developed low cost methods of reseeding perennial forage crops on stony soils which helped the dairy industry significantly reduce the renovation costs of stony fields.