Annual forage crops are used by a significant amount of of Lakeland livestock producers. From silage production to extending the grazing season to swath grazing, forage yields have a strong economic impact on Alberta's livestock sector.
The most common feed crops in Alberta are barley and oats. Less popular crops grown for whole-plant forage include peas. The use of triticale for swath grazing is also gaining in popularity in some parts of the province.