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Emissions Reductions Alberta commits $33 million to tech projects

Emissions Reductions Alberta commits $33 million to tech projects

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has slated $33 million to several projects in the ag, agri-food and forestry sectors designed to cut the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The funds are aimed at 17 projects that are projected to reduce Alberta’s emissions by up to 2.7 million tonnes by 2030. Jason Nixon, Alberta’s minister of Environment and Parks, made the announcement on April 20 with Steve […] Read more

Green funding welcomed by farm groups, but CCA urges ongoing consultation

Green funding welcomed by farm groups, but CCA urges ongoing consultation

As the federal government releases its first budget in two years, the national association representing beef producers welcomes the budget as “a starting place for economic recovery discussions.”  “With enabling supports and strategic investments, the agri-food sector has the potential to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever and help Canada in its fight […] Read more


B.C. rancher named 2020 BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture Honouree

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Linda Allison was named the 2020 BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree on International Women’s Day on March 8.  Allison is a fourth-generation rancher out of Princeton, B.C., and has spent years as a leader in the B.C. cattle industry. She is a director at Canada Beef, spent nine terms with B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, and […] Read more

A beef-industry worker grades a carcass. Canada and the U.S. produce the highest-quality beef in the world and more than any other nation.

North America’s high-quality beef

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay

The Canadian and U.S. beef industries have much in common. In fact, their markets for both cattle and beef are more highly integrated than anywhere else in the world. They have another thing in common that no other beef-producing country has. They produce the highest-quality beef in the world and more than any other nation.  […] Read more


Keith Gilmore Foundation offers scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many scholarships are available for 2021 from the Keith Gilmore Foundation. These are specifically tailored for youth in the beef industry with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and are available for college, university and post-graduate studies. Please visit the Keith Gilmore Foundation website for more information. Entries close soon so get your applications in […] Read more

Talking about the best-case scenario for the business can foster optimism and enthusiasm.

Talking about farm finances

It’s not easy to talk about money, but it’s a necessary conversation for farming and ranching families

Communicating about difficult topics is something all of us struggle with, and one of those difficult topics is finances. Many studies cite finances as one of the top stressors in relationships. Those of us in agriculture are not immune to this challenge. “Emotion is definitely number one of the barriers to farmers talking about finances. […] Read more


Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

CCA Reports: Leading the conversation on environment

From the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

When I walk around the hilly countryside of our family ranch southwest of Calgary and watch the spring thaw melting away winter’s grip, I always think of this time of year as a new beginning. The time has never been more right to start anew and tell our good-news story of modern cattle production. There […] Read more


World Charolais shows goes virtual

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 World Charolais Congress in Australia, and the 2021 Charolais World Technical Conference in the Czech Republic, were cancelled. In response, Charolais Charbray International are holding a worldwide virtual show in 2021.  There are three divisions in the competition: Full French, Purebred and Charbray, with five age categories for both females and […] Read more

(File photo by Dave Bedard)

Meat plant workers on deck for COVID-19 vaccination

The beef supply chain likely breathed a collective sigh of relief with news that Cargill plans to hold an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for workers at its High River plant around April 20. With the rise of variants across the country, moves to vaccinate meat plant workers can’t come too soon. The Canadian Meat Council […] Read more


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