Why our high standards of animal care make Canadian beef the best by: Alberta...

Canada’s beef producers are committed to raising their cattle in a comfortable, low-stress environment. Healthy animals under good care produce a better product. Our...

Should Beef Have a Barcode? by: Cheryl Hazenberg

Traceability.  A current agriculture buzz word, especially when discussing the beef industry.  As producers we are constantly told that consumers want to know more...

Champions on the hoof and under the hide by: Abbie Burnett

Alexis “Lexi” Koelling has been pulling a heifer around since she was three. Now 15, she’s no stranger to the winner’s circle, but you...

Taking the externship bull by the horns By: Lisa Costa

The veterinary externship is a pivotal moment in the OVC experience. In Phase 1, it’s a distant concept and seems like an imaginary future...

Fighting food fraud with a different kind of science by: Sylvain Charlebois

Source: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies – Ideas for Atlantic Prosperity Food fraud is clearly becoming a noticeable issue as another company has been slapped on...

A Day in the Life of…Crooked Lake Farm by: Jill Burkhardt

My name is Jill Burkhardt and I am a mixed farmer (small grains, such as wheat, and beef cattle) from Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Today on...

Genome Scientists Play “Rate the Trait” by: Geoff Geddes

Everything in life is a trade off: Marry the woman of your dreams; then brace for the in-laws. Fortunately, genomics has the potential to...

Using light bushel weight barley in cattle rations by: Barry Yaremcio, MSc., Beef and...

In some areas of the province, bushel weights of grains this year is much lower than what is considered normal due to hot dry...

Reducing Hay Storage Waste: Barry Potter, Agriculture Development Advisor, OMAFRA

As we look forward to the upcoming forage season, late winter is a good time to plan forage harvest and storage options. Perhaps you...

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Update, July 3rd 2017

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Livestock markets (through Thursday’s close): Cash hogs were $1.50 higher so far this week. Pork cutout...
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