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SSGA wildlife habitat conservation project funded

News Roundup from the February 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) received a commitment for $2.58 million in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada to lead a voluntary, producer-driven project to conserve habitat for species at risk in Saskatch­ewan. The Species at Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) fund supports projects that enable famers and ranchers to preserve key […] Read more

Wolves of the West

Are they as big a threat as they appear to be?

Reports of cattle losses to wolves continue to come in from across the West. Official estimates indicate wolf populations are stable to expanding, but there’s really no way to know if that in itself is contributing to the reported increase in kills. Claims history doesn’t reflect the trend because of its short history relative to […] Read more

History: Wolves

By H.A. Riviere, Pincher Creek, Alta. Reprinted from the October 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

I will relate some facts about range conditions way back in 1884. Although the calves and colts in the Cypress Hills Country were never weaned and the buffalo on which the wolf packs fed were no more, I have no recollection of any damage done to stock by wolves on my range at that time. […] Read more

The Guardian Pig

Mentorship, and pasture tips and tricks

Years ago I was a young producer very interested in grazing. I was very eager to learn and went to every conference and seminar that I could find. I attended private industry agricultural schools and gained a lot of knowledge from books and magazines that I read. I had a passion. I now realize that […] Read more

History: Killers to Respect

Reprinted from the September 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Killers to Respect J.H. Reid, Cardston, Alta. ‘No one could even approximate the number of reindeer, caribou, moose, buffalo, mountain sheep, elk and deer which have been destroyed by wolves in recent years in this enormous area, but the figures must be staggering. That the wolves are moving south is in itself some proof that the […] Read more

Alberta wildlife stories needed

Online survey to help cattle producers better understand the effect wildlife has on ranching operations

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is encouraging cattle producers in the province to fill out an online survey detailing how they’re getting along with wolves, cats, bears and other wildlife on their ranching operations. The Miistakis Institute is conducting the survey to gain a better understanding of the economic impact wildlife – both good and bad […] Read more