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Charlebois suggests marrying beef with foods that are growing in popularity.

Flipping the script on environment and nutrition

Two experts discuss public perceptions and misinformation around beef production, and what the industry can do about it

Environmental impact and nutrition are two major public trust issues facing beef production, with misconceptions and false information widely promoted. An expert in each field spoke at the 2019 Alberta Beef Industry Conference about opportunities for the Canadian beef industry in these challenges. Environment Dr. Frank Mitloehner knows well how animal rights activists cite climate […] 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


October 2019 saw strong domestic and export demand for beef.

Beef demand should remain strong

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay

How much consumers pay for beef and how much they buy largely determines the success of the North American beef industry. Beef demand at home and abroad was strong last year across the continent and should remain so in 2020. Much of the reason is that the U.S. and Canadian economies are among the strongest […] 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


Alberta legislature.

Government of Alberta seeks Albertans’ input on agriculture research

Online survey open until Jan. 31

The government is holding engagement sessions and launching an online survey to gather feedback about the future of agriculture research in Alberta. “We are working with farmers to determine their research priorities. This is an opportunity to transform how we do research and attract investment from the private sector. I see world-leading agricultural research happening […] 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

Engaging with the public has taken on several forms, such as the short documentary, ‘Guardians of the Grasslands,’ which shows the vital role cattle play in helping preserve native prairies.

CCA Reports: Public and stakeholder engagement program gears up

From the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Happy New Year, Canadian beef producers! January is often regarded as a time of growth and new beginnings, and an up-and-coming initiative I am particularly excited to see grow in 2020 is the Public and Stakeholder Engagement (PSE) program. The PSE program was envisioned under the first National Beef Strategy and has since grown into […] 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

Luing cattle in Scotland.


Checking out beef cattle operations in the U.K.

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the December 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mike goes to Scotland Attending the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, was an opportunity to observe cattle and beef programs unique to the United Kingdom. Cattle tend to be taller, well-muscled with less marbling than Canadian cattle. But that’s to be expected as they compete against cattle in the EU. Many heifers calve as […] Read more


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