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From calf to calf, minerals help you get there

Nutrition: News Roundup from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Minerals are an essential part of a nutritionally balanced diet for beef cows. Unfortunately they are also a part of the diet that is overlooked due to the small inclusion rate. Those small inclusions are necessary to keep a cow running efficiently, making her capable of producing healthy, lively calves. The economics Minerals, such as […] Read more


Simmental breeders celebrate 50th anniversary

Seedstock: News Roundup from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A week of events during Canadian Western Agribition wrapped up the Canadian Simmental Association’s (CSA) milestone year of activities in co-operation with provincial Simmental associations to mark 50 years since the first Simmental set foot on Canadian soil. Parisien, a 1966 red-and-white spotted Simmental bull calf bred and born in France, was the lone Simmental […] Read more



The bovine TB mystery may never be solved

Health: News Roundup from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

While there is no doubt several ranching operations in Alberta and Saskatchewan took it on the chin, Canada has come through the discovery of a single TB case in 2016 still with a “TB Free” country status and no significant market disruption, says an official with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) While there was […] Read more


Are your cattle fit to travel?

Transport: News Roundup from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

When it comes to culling and marketing cattle, are your animals fit to travel? The beef industry isn’t doing too bad but the dairy industry needs to pull up its socks. Overall there is room for improvement in all sectors of the cattle industry, says Melissa Moggy, a veterinarian and researcher with Alberta Farm Animal […] Read more



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$2.50 national check-off on track for 2018

Policy: News Roundup from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Most Canadian beef producers will be kicking in another $1.50 per marketed head to the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off starting at some point in 2018, with the long overdue increase in funds being used to further marketing and research efforts for the industry. The national check-off, which hasn’t changed in about 20 years, will increase […] Read more


Well-supported benchmarks make the best targets

Management: News Roundup from the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Friendly, conversational chit-chat rules at cattle gatherings. Conversation guides us, particularly when someone casually notes the ranch had just marketed a 91 per cent calf crop with an average weight of 568 pounds for 192-day-old steer calves. Silence prevailed until the neighbour asked, “Are you sure?” “Yep,” the rancher replied, “but I was just average. […] Read more



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Lemoyne brings Canadian focus to Certified Angus Beef

Marketing: News Roundup from the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

To get premiums for raising high-quality beef, there must be somebody marketing that beef. To sell more, it’s good to have a plan. When you have a plan, it helps to have a person in charge of seeing it through. That’s what the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand believes it has gained by hiring Martin […] Read more


Cattle handling clinic connects in Manitoba

Cattle Care: News Roundup from the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Raising cattle on Canada’s prairies is often a family business that requires all hands on deck working together for the best results. This necessary cohesion is never more evident than during cattle-handling times that can be stressful for cattle and pressure-packed for cattle handlers. The human-animal communication and tactics of handlers are always key factors […] Read more



Agribition unveils new trade centre

Seedstock: News Roundup from the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition 2017 has gone into the books as the first event to be held in Regina’s new International Trade Centre. The 150,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility at Evraz Place replaces 14 aging barns and buildings built during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, as well as the 1919 Exhibition Stadium that came to life each year […] Read more


Giving birth to new native grasses

Forages: News Roundup from the November 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Native forage breeders at Swift Current Research and Development Centre spend their careers attempting to capture and transfer the diversity of native forages into new composite varieties that offer better health and productivity than the originals. “It takes multiple years to identify what we want and then make sure that a characteristic we are highlighting […] Read more