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Canadians returned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Parliament Hill, but in a minority situation and a duration that depends on how long the political parties can agree to work together.

Comment: Another federal election in the books

The 2019 federal election is done and gone, leaving the country with a Liberal minority government and some strong feelings. It will also leave the beef industry looking for common ground with elected officials from various parties, at least for the next couple of years. These days, the way to a Liberal or NDP MP’s […] Read more

A Styrofoam cooler with heat or cold packs is a simple piece of equipment that keeps vaccine at the right temperature.

Keep syringes and needles clean and working during vaccination

Make sure you protect your vaccine’s effectiveness with a few practical steps

Getting the most out of a vaccine starts with the syringes and needles. Dr. Cody Creelman, a bovine veterinarian in southern Alberta, recently held a free webinar on ways to make cattle vaccines more effective. Part of his webinar covered how to keep needles and syringes clean and working well. Creelman recommends checking and replacing […] Read more

The Clifton family ranches in the Similkameen Valley in British Columbia.

Coming Up in Canadian Cattlemen: Nov 11, 2019

A preview of some of the stories in the next issue of the magazine.

Our cover story this month takes us to the beautiful Similkameen Valley in British Columbia, which the Clifton family has called home for over a century. The Cliftons were recognized nationally with The Environmental Stewardship Award this year, and Piper Whelan talked with Wade Clifton about the family’s sustainable ranching practices and how the ranching […] Read more

Comment: Reading the National Beef Strategy

The beef industry faces more than its fair of challenges these days. From public perception about beef’s impact on the environment and health to labour shortages to pending regulatory changes around traceability and transportation, you all have your hands full. At the same time, new technology and the disruption to pork production overseas are opportunities […] Read more

Chancey Guichon is the inaugural recipient of the James Hargrave Legacy Foundation award. Photo credit: Mona Howe

Coming Up in Canadian Cattlemen: Oct 21, 2019

A sneak peek at the Oct. 2019 issue of the magazine.

“In the cattle industry, the successes of the present and future innovations are often closely linked to past experience,” writes Mona Howe in her cover story on the James Hargrave Legacy Foundation Award. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Hargrave’s passing, a tremendous loss to his family, community and the industry. Howe writes about […] Read more

This past year has seen a number of incidents involving animal activists trespassing onto farms in an attempt to “liberate” livestock from producers.

Comment: Stealing a pig is not heroic

Usually fall elicits thoughts of seasonal chores such as moving the cow herd home or weaning calves. Feedlots and auction marts are gearing up for the fall calf run and we’re all thinking about winter. But this year, some in the livestock sector are weighing the likelihood of vegan activists trespassing onto their operation and […] Read more

Cover photo: Lisa Guenther

Coming Up in Canadian Cattlemen: Sept 30, 2019

A sneak peek at the latest issue

As September comes to a close, it’s time to check your mailboxes for the latest issue of Canadian Cattlemen. This month, our cover features the Macnab family of Mervin, Sask. In this story written by Kelly Sidoryk, Trent Macnab shares how his family spreads out the risks around winter feeding by relying on diverse feed […] Read more

Cover photo by Hannah Biggs.

Coming up in Canadian Cattlemen: Sept. 9, 2019

The September issue will include several articles focused on animal health, plus a profile on the family running TK Ranch.

As the sun sets on another summer, those of us at Canadian Cattlemen are gearing up for a busy fall. Subscribers will receive two issues this month. Here’s a look at what’s in the first September issue. Colleen Biggs shares what it’s like to market beef directly to consumers in a profile written by Kelly […] Read more

Only 55 per cent of consumers correctly ranked beef as high protein in a Nielsen survey conducted last year.

Comment: What do people know about protein?

Here’s a funny thing: for all the media and social media buzz around protein these days, it turns out people might not know a lot about it. That’s according to survey results released by Nielsen last year. It’s not a new report, but with the spotlight on alternate protein products these days, it’s worth looking […] Read more