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New research has found no link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and antimicrobial use in cattle. (Photo: Canada Beef)

Study finds Enterococcus bacteria resistance in people not related to antibiotic use in cattle

Dr. Tim McAllister, a principal research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri‑Food Canada Research and Development Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, says that, he and his team have found nothing to indicate that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in beef cattle is being transmitted to humans. The recent study was published in the academic journal Scientific Reports this […] Read more

Forage production took a hit in 2019 due to excess moisture in some areas and drought in others.

Feds release final livestock tax deferral list

The federal government has added more regions under the 2019 Livestock Tax Deferral Provision.

The federal government has released its final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions. The livestock tax deferral provision allows livestock producers in prescribed drought, flood or excess moisture regions to defer a portion of their 2019 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until 2020 […] Read more


A new report has put a dollar value on the stewardship provided by Alberta's leaseholders.

Polycultures: A cocktail forage mix for semiarid prairies

Producers rely on grazing native, tame perennial pastures or stockpiled forages to typically feed their cattle. Annual diverse forage mixtures give producers an opportunity to provide high quality feed while also gaining additional benefits for the soil and ecosystem. Polycultures could even be integrated into a crop rotation or used as green manure (working it […] Read more