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  1. National Forage and Grassland Assessment June 2012

  2. National Assessment • Need for a National Forage Assessment • Provincial Studies last 4 years • AB, SK, MB, ON, PQ • George Adnam at AAFC agreed to proceed with a study in conjunction with CFGA • Dr. Doug Yungblut of Yungblut & Associates conducted the assessment

  3. National Assessment • Farm Cash Receipts for forages - $381.9 million in 2010 - do not reflect the value forages contribute to the agriculture economy • Study based on Statistics Canada data • 2011 Census • acreages of the forage types • Values in Provincial Studies incorporated • ~40% of Canada’s total farm area is devoted to grazing and growing forages

  4. Canadian Forage Acreage & Livestock Trends2011 Census

  5. Forage Acreages – Canada 2011

  6. Forage Utilization • Fed On Farm - ~85-90% • Farm to Farm Sales - ~5-10% • Export Sales - ~5%

  7. Exported Forages, Hay & Clover($ Million) Statistics Canada, March 2010

  8. Forage and Grass Seed Exports($ million) Statistics Canada, Mar 2010

  9. Value of the Forage Industry $ 50 Billion to GDP $ 11 Billion at Farm Gate Forage Industry $ 5.09 Billion

  10. National Forage and Grassland Assessment Available by email from W_digby@canadianfga.ca