U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address this month didn’t get the attention in Canada that the annual speech usually receives, likely because it took place against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and in the...
Source: Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef If you enjoy majestic native grasslands, beautiful songbirds and abundant wildlife on healthy habitats, maybe consider thanking a cattle rancher. In Canada, beef cattle ranchers are the stewards of over 35 million acres of temperate...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Does it feel like grazing management information is shrouded in acronyms and terms that boggle the mind on first glance? Do you struggle to decipher terms like animal unit equivalents? And how does one go...
While certification is an important way that VBP+ contributes to helping beef producers improve their practices and enhance public trust, training is not just a first step towards the goal of an audit. Instead, training itself holds value for both...
Preparing for calving season is always a busy time of year. Depending on the time of year cows start calving will determine what type of preparations and facilities are needed. Nonetheless, cows calving within a defined calving period allow...
In a previous article, Five Range Management Principles or Rancher Rules were introduced to help producers make management decisions on rangelands. Each of the five principles will be elaborated in an article series to come. The first principle describes...
Over the past year, Canadians have felt the first-hand effects of climate change more than ever. Scorching temperatures, droughts, wildfires and floods – all of unforeseen magnitudes – have claimed homes and livelihoods while ravaging the environments they have...
The marketplace and consumers are increasingly seeking assurance of sustainable production practices at the farm level. As a result, several agricultural codes/standards/criteria have emerged to enable farmers to improve transparency of on-farm sustainability practices. Canadian farmers are global leaders...
The meat processing sector has experienced its fair share of ups-and-downs over the past couple of years. Global supply reductions have expanded export opportunities while rising incomes supported domestic demand in 2019. COVID-19 shifted consumption away from foodservices, created new opportunities...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca What does a “successful” Canadian beef farm look like? How do you define success on your farm? Canfax and the Beef Cattle Research Council recently released the results from their Canadian Cow-calf Cost of Production Network. The...
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