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Caylee Dorval is putting her scholarship award towards studying animal science at Lakeland College.

Sask. agriculture scholarship winner to study animal science technology

NewsMakers from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program Melissa Van Sickle’s interest in cattle started early and grew with her participation in 4-H. Van Sickle earned a bachelor of science in animal science from the University of Saskatchewan and then visited Australia. She then returned home to work for her family’s business, Genetic Ventures, which specializes in artificial insemination […] Read more

The funding will aid in a number of VBP+ activities.

Verified Beef Production Plus receives funding to support program advancement

VBP+: News Roundup from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Agriculture Partnership Agri-Assurance program has allocated $602,250 to the Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program. The funding will support several VBP+ activities, including: Modifying the training platform to meet educational demands by producers. Increasing the database capacity and functionality by automating processes where practical and ensuring growing demand is met while adding value […] Read more


Cattle producers step in to replace Saskatchewan’s livestock loan guarantee program

Financing: News Roundup from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan’s livestock loan guarantee program wrapped up at the end of July, but a producer-led group is set to fill the gap. The province announced the end of the livestock loan guarantee program last summer, stating that lending wasn’t a core government function. Dropping participation was another reason given for the program’s end. Association members […] Read more

Regions eligible for livestock tax deferrals released

Policy: News Roundup from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Drought in Western Canada and Quebec prompted the federal government to release an initial list of regions eligible for livestock tax deferrals in late July. 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


Ahead of the 43rd federal election this October, the CCA has listed its recommendations that would help further position Canada’s beef industry as a key sector of sustainable growth.

CCA Report: CCA releases priorities document ahead of federal election

From the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It’s been a busy few months for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). Since my last column, CCA has released its priorities document with information for all candidates running for Parliament in the 43rd general election in October. Available on cattle.ca, the document outlines CCA’s recommendations to further position the beef industry as a key sector […] Read more

Cover photo by Heidi Fulton of Legacy Livestock Imaging.

Coming up in Canadian Cattlemen: August 2019

The August issue will cover everything from data to marketing to mental health, plus our annual Stock Buyer’s Guide

After a two-month break, Canadian Cattlemen will be hitting mailboxes on August 12. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside next week. There’s been plenty of buzz around using data in agriculture in recent years, but what does that look like at the ranch level? In a feature written by Piper Whelan, Doug […] Read more


Researchers are studying what might happen if livestock were removed from the landscape.

Research solidifies cattle’s role in soil health

British scientist argues that higher stocking rates and uniform distribution of animals lead to better soil structure

Glacier FarmMedia – Long-term grasslands studies have made researchers like Taro Takahashi a believer in the environmental value of livestock and grazing. Takahashi is a research scientist whose work at Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire, England, includes a life-cycle assessment of pasture-based cattle production systems. Rothamsted Research is one of the oldest agriculture research institutions in […] Read more

The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Eleven Albertans are among the 24 semi-finalists for this year’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program pairs 16 young people with mentors who help them realize their career ambitions in the beef sector. The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work. The Alberta semi-finalists are Tamara Quaschnick, Lacey […] Read more



TrustBIX Inc. to share in $49.5 million investment

Agri-food traceability company TrustBIX is set to share in funding announced earlier this week by the federal government. Earlier this week Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $49.5 million in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network […] Read more


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