New Liskeard Beef Research Station

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The New Liskeard Beef Research Station was originally established as a demonstration farm in 1922 by the Ontario Government. Presently, the station consists of 636 acres of which 400 acres is pastureland for a 160 cow-calf herd with replacement heifers along with brought-in steers on pasturing trials. There are three barns approved for use, all equipped with a hydraulic squeeze system, which allows for safe handling and weighing of cattle.

Research areas and outcomes

Areas of research include:

  • Extend grazing using set-aside pasture in a swath or standing plus standing corn.
  • Low cost feeding for pregnant cows.
  • Synchronized fixed time AI.
  • Foraged finishing heavy steers on pastures or in confinement.

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