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Dean and Catherine Manning of Falmouth, Nova Scotia are the Maritime Beef Council 2021 nominee for the Canadian Cattleman's Association Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA).

TESA 25: Nova Scotia’s Manning family receives national award

Update: Since this story was posted, Dean and Catherine Manning were named national winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Congratulations to the Mannings as well as the other nominees, and thank you for all your good work. This story was originally published by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and […] Read more

Winter grazing at Triple V Ranch in Manitoba.

TESA 25: Triple V Ranch believes in being in tune with nature

The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since 1996, TESA has been recognizing beef producers from across the country who go above and beyond standard conservation practices to care for their land and environment. Each year, producers are recognized at the regional level. A national TESA winner is then chosen from […] Read more


Four tips for better barley production

Four tips for better barley production

Four tips to better barley production Whether or not you’re using variable rate technology in your malting barley crop, it is important to use due care and attention when establishing the cereal crop, say two long-time Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers. John O’Donovan, now retired malting barley agronomist ,and Kelly Turkington, a plant pathologist with[...]
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Twelve tips to clubroot management

Twelve tips to clubroot management

There are several key management tools producers need to apply to minimize the risk of clubroot either reaching a damaging level, and/or to reduce a heavy spore load of the pathogen in the soil to a tolerable level (about 1,000 spores or less per gram or teaspoon of soil will not affect crop performance). The[...]
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Bart Lardner.

Get cows and heifers ready for winter now

No matter your feeding system, have your breeding 
animals in good condition before the snow flies

If cows and heifers aren’t there already, there is a short window to get them into a proper body condition for winter. If you have skinny or poor condition cows heading into winter, that December to March period is probably one of the toughest and most expensive times to try to get them back into[...]
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Ross Macdonald  uses condition scoring as a tool for selecting  females suited to conditions on his  south Saskatchewan ranch.

Producers pay attention to body condition

Everyone views it a bit differently, but manage 
for the proper body condition for their operation

Beef producers across Canada appreciate the benefits of keeping cows and heifers and even feeder cattle in good condition, particularly over winter, for a variety of production and economic reasons. With cold temperatures and winter rations it can take a lot of feed to improve animal condition over the winter feeding period, so many aim[...]
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Brothers Tony and Joe Perlich (above) stand beside the first scale they used as they were about to open their livestock auction service near Lethbridge in August 1967.

Perlich Auction is 50 years young

Selling livestock is their business, but five decades later their success is built on a foundation of well-taught human values, a passion for the industry and respect for proper animal care

When the second generation to own and manage Perlich Bros. Auction took over the reigns of a well-established southern Alberta livestock auction service their timing couldn’t have been much worse. A few months after buying the business from their aunt in late 2002, BSE hit Alberta and the world livestock industry, recalls Maureen Perlich, who[...]
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Cows in a holding pen

Things I learned from auctioneers

Lee Hart gets an education from the Livestock Markets Association of Canada

Find me a microphone, a gavel, a cowboy hat and an unwanted emu and I might just become an auctioneer (The emu? Well, a person has to start somewhere.) This is my plan after recently being exposed to a major learning experience during the annual convention of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada (LMAC). This[...]
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So long AIM — it was another good run

So long AIM — it was another good run

It’s all over now except for the crying, folks. Ag In Motion (AIM) 2017 is history. And really the only crying that might be done, is by the dedicated volunteers and employees of the show who stay on the AIM grounds near Langham, SK for another 10 days to two weeks to clean up and[...]
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