Regenerative Agriculture

Overgrazing is a constant variable when managing cattle, but what if it could be cut out of the equation entirely? With the Regenerative Agriculture project, Olds College is improving a field's ability to regenerate crops through the use of different crop cocktail blends that simultaneously improve soil health and provide the rich nutrients that cattle need.

Funder: internal funding with in-kind support from Union Forage.  

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Regenerative Agriculture Project

Regenerative Agriculture

Overgrazing is a constant variable when managing cattle, but what if it could be cut out of the equation entirely? With the Regenerative Agriculture project, Olds College is improving a field's ability to regenerate crops through the use of different crop cocktail blends that simultaneously improve soil health and provide the rich nutrients that cattle need.

Funder: internal funding with in-kind support from Union Forage.

By taking a new management approach we should be able to improve the plant matter and feeding capability of this ground. This should allow for greater feeding times in pasture and less time for cattle in confined feeding operations. It also allows us to be more economic by moving cattle to the feed source instead of bringing more feed to the cows which takes more time, labour and equipment. 

Project Type: Demonstration

Start Date:  Spring 2019