Saskatchewan Forage Council Resources
Contact Saskatchewan Forage Council to inquire if hard copies of the following resources are available.
SFC would like to gratefully acknowledge all of our funding partners who have helped make these publications available.
Trace Minerals in Saskatchewan Pastures by soil zone: Black, Brown, Dark Brown, Gray
Valuable information published by industry partners including Ducks Unlimited, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, PFRA, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and others.
Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada identification and management field guide from AAFC
Calculating Hay Share Agreements from Saskatchewan Agriculture
Species at Risk factsheets from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP)
Native Rangelands: A Last Refuge for Grassland Songbirds article by Phil Rose, MSc Candidate, University of Regina. Project funding in part by Saskatchewan Forage Network Graduate Student Award and Mitacs Accelerate Program
Prairie Seeds Newsletter. A semi-annual publication by the Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission (SFSDC).
Native Prairie: manage it today, to appreciate it tomorrow (pdf) is a publication from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) to assist with range and riparian area management.
Forage and Grassland Guide by the Canadian Forage & Grassland Association
Fusarium Head Blight information on this crop diseases from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Managing Risk in Winter Grazing Systems video series produced by Chinook Applied Research Association in partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, West Central Forage Association, Lakeland Agricultural Research Association and cattlemen from across Alberta.
A Guide to Integrated Brush Management on the Western Canadian Prairies (Large document:8 MB pdf file) published by the Manitoba Forage Council.
Extended Grazing Resource page. Everything you need to know about stockpiled grazing, brought to you by the Manitoba Beef Producers and the University of Manitoba.
AC Saltlander Factsheet. Published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, this factsheet describes the use of AC Saltlander green wheatgrass to improve saline soils.
Sainfoin Bulletins (Alberta Agriculture and AAFC). This four-part series of bulletins will continue to be updated as further research results become available. Bulletin 1: Sainfoin Seeding and Establishment, Bulletin 2: Profitable Grazing Management, Bulletin 3: Innovation to Maximize Animal Performance, Bulletin 4: Sustainable Life Cycle Productivity
Grazing Response Index (GRI) (AAFC publication). This four-page document describes a relatively new, easy-to-use pasture monitoring tool designed to assist pasture managers to understand how plants and their native rangelands respond to grazing.
Winterfat (MOA and AAFC publication). Winterfat is a native rangeland shrub found in the mixed grass ecoregion of the Canadian Prairies and south into the US Great Plains. Based on Dr. Mike Schellenberg's (AAFC-SPARC) research, this 4-page fact sheet covers historical use, plant description, nutritional benefits, grazing management and (re-)establishment protocols.
Management of Canadian Prairie Rangeland (AAFC publication). This document provides information on managing prairie grassland resources to promote sustainable use of these areas.
Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association - Saskatchewan Beef Cattle Producer Handbook
Wealthy Rancher Calculator (AAFC-AESB publication). This user friendly excel spreadsheet can assist you in making financial decisions on your ranch. Click here for the instructions on using this calculator.
Livestock Watering Systems in Saskatchewan: Producer Experiences (Ducks Unlimited Canada publication) Please note that this is a large file (approximately 7.0 MB), so may take a long time to download for dial-up users.
Revegetating with Native Grasses in the Northern Great Plains. Professional's Manual. (Ducks Unlimited Canada and partners publication). Please note that this is a large file (approximately 1.0 MB), so may take a long time to download for dial-up users.
Native Plant Source List (Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan)
Forage Crop Production Guide (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture publication)
Guide to Crop Protection (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture publication)
Initial Stocking Rate Guide for Seeded Pastures (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture publication)
Recommended Stocking Rate Guide for Native Pastures (taken from Range Plan Development, A Practical Guide to Planning for Management and Improvement of Saskatchewan Rangeland)
Control of Richardson's Ground Squirrels (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture publication)
Agri Map (AESB/Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture/AAFC) An interactive map viewer which can be used to aid in agricultural water and land management decisions.
Knowledge (FCC publication) Marketing and Agri-business information for entrepreneurs.
Rancher's Return (AB Agriculture) An interactive spreadsheet to be used by producers to anaylize the economics of their operation.
Crop Residue Collection for Field Grazing (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture publication) Details on methods for collection and utilization of crop residue such as straw and chaff for grazing. Also includes a calculator for estimating the cost of feeding crop residue.
Livestock Water Quality - A Field Guide for Cattle, Horses, Poultry and Swine (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan and PFRA publication)