Premier Forage Supplier

Canada is a premier supplier of hay, straw and forage products for use both domestically and internationally. There are approximately 36 million hectares (ha) of forage used for livestock grazing and the production of forage crops in Canada. 72 percent of production is native range (26 million ha), 11 percent is cultivated pasture (4 million ha) and 17 percent is forage crops (6 million ha).Canada exports approximately 600,000 tonnes of forage product annually valued at $150 million, primarily to United States and Asia, with emerging markets in the Middle East and Mexico. Our primary exports are timothy and alfalfa; timothy tends to be exported in a baled or double compressed form while alfalfa is exported in bales, cubes and pellets.    Forage Land Use in Canada

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Our mission is to promote the growth of the forage and grassland sector by advocating a sustainable and environmentally friendly industry.

This includes research and development, market development and innovation to enhance the industry’s ability to profitably produce and offer superior products to our producers, and domestic and international consumers.

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    Canadian Forage & Grassland Association

    Cedric MacLeod, Executive Director
    466 Queen Street, Wilmot Alley
    Fredericton, NB
    E3B 1B6
    Ph: (506) 260-0872