Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Intensively Grazed Logged Lands Project

Project Objectives:

  1. To convert woodland areas to productive pastures inexpensively
  2. To reduce aspen, poplar and willow re-growth by controlled grazing
  3. To extend the grazing period and improve the pasture management
  4. To share info in Forage Facts

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2000 - 2003
  • Calendars of cattle movements, forage and plant descriptions and hundres of photos compiled for two seasons at three sites.
  • Key to this porject is livestock water developement and installation of a good high powered energizer with the electric fence.
  • Shared info in Forage Facts (listed below) and at Pasture Management Workshops in early 2002.
  • Collected data to show benefits of rotational grazing.
  • Compiled two Forage Facts in 2003.
  • Shared info through field days and winter Forage Club meetings as requested.
  • Looked at alternatives to control or setback poplar growth.
  • Used rotational grazing to continue to control woody growth.

Funding & Industry Partners:
  • Nimitz, Hogberg & Burres families
  • HRDC Summer Career Placement Program (2000 & 2001)
  • Agriculture Canada & Agri Food Canada (PFRA) 2002