Different Methods of Agriculture
Most Canadian farmers focus on high productivity from a few main commodities, such as beef cattle, wheat crops, or greenhouse produce. They also grow additional crops or raise different livestock, although not as a primary resource. Crop rotation gets rid of certain pests and keeps the land fertile.
Source: Alta Genetics
This dried product is made from natural bovine colostrum, and is fed to calves unable to nurse from their mothers. Colostrum contains many of the antibodies essential to keeping a calf healthy.
“Pool” Feed Bag, ca. 1980
Artifact no. 1986.0918
Milk replacer was used for baby animals that had been rejected by their mothers at birth. Government, university and company laboratories focussed on producing a product with the proper balance of nutrients.
Automated milking parlours allow farmers to increase the size of their herds and overall milk production.
Courtesy of Bou-matic
Growth Hormone Injector and Pellets
Using this tool, farmers inject their beef cattle with an implant, which increases feed efficiency and weight gain, allowing the animal to be sent to market at the ideal time. Each animal receives one pellet of growth hormone — enough to last until it is ready for market.>
“Swift’s Baby Pig Formula” Metal Pail, ca. 1950
Swift and Company,
Artifact no. 2004.0093
The side of the pail lists the ingredients and nutritional value of this baby pig food. Farmers needed to know that it contained all the ingredients required for healthy development.