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Today’s precipitation

Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

History: Grant MacEwan appointed General Manager

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Grant MacEwan appointed General Manager By Kenneth Coppock The Western Section of the National Council of Canadian Beef Producers announced on May 13th the appointment of J.W.G. MacEwan as General Manager of the Section. Mr. MacEwan will assume his duties on July 1st. This should be met with acclaim by all segments of the beef […] Read more


Among the biggest changes were the amalgamation of zones in the province.

Alberta Beef Producers to streamline organization

Associations: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Changes are underway at the Alberta Beef Producers after the association held its AGM in early December. Delegates passed several resolutions designed to reduce costs and better engage grass-roots members after members rejected a proposal to make the group’s check-off non-refundable in 2018. Among the biggest changes were the amalgamation of the zones, creating five […] Read more

Agricutural-plastic recycling pilot running in Alberta

Environment: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Alberta producers stockpiling plastic twine and grain bags now have some options. The Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It pilot is a three-year program, funded by the provincial government and administered by the Alberta Beef Producers. Producers can drop off plastic at 20 collection sites around the province. Details on collection sites are online at the Collection […] Read more


Cattle bale grazing in central Saskatchewan.


Tips for bale grazing

Feeding: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bale grazing not only helps keep cows fat and sassy over the winter, but can also improve areas with low fertility and reduce yardage costs. Research studies in Saskatchewan and Alberta have found higher forage production on bale-grazed sites than control sites with no bale grazing, the Beef Cattle Research Council notes in Extended Grazing, […] Read more

Janelle Smith talks about her research during the LFCE’s field day last June. 


Agribition donates $100,000 to Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Research: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition is contributing $100,000 over the next decade to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), the largest and most comprehensive centre of its kind in Canada. The funding partnership will see Agribition sponsor the annual field day for producers at the new research facility in Clavet, Sask., as […] Read more


History: Mrs. James McKinnon — Pioneer

Reprinted from the December 1946 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mrs. James McKinnon — Pioneer By T.L Shepherd, West Plains, Sask. The life of Mrs. Jim McKinnon is a page of the fast changing History of Western Canada. Born Catherine McRae, on a smaller farm four miles from Teeswater, Ontario, she came to Manitoba at the early age of two years. Her parents loaded their […] Read more

Sherri Grant.

Grant named ‘Celebrating Women in Agriculture’ honouree

NewsMakers from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

BMO and Canadian Western Agribition have named Sherri Grant as the BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree. Grant and her husband ranch near Val Marie, Sask. Grant has written a children’s book titled Where Beef Comes From, developed an educational website (beefeducation.ca) and leads the beef component of Agribition’s ag education program. Grant also raises […] Read more


Today’s precipitation

To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps — or if you’d like to make the maps even better by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer – check out the CoCoRaHS website.  

History: Background to Cattle in British Columbia

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Background to Cattle in British Columbia By Grant MacEwan ‘Westward from Red River, the first agriculture of any account was at the Pacific coast. Separating the two infant communities, one at the centre of a continent and the other at the edge, were 1,500 miles of prairies and mountains, little known to any except the […] Read more