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...
Western Canada knows beef. The four western provinces account for about 85% of beef cattle on Canadian farms—with nearly half in Alberta alone. Home-grown beef is a trademark of the region—you don’t have to look far to see one of the...
We have been experiencing some beautiful fall weather lately, but by now I think most of us have also had a good frost or two (you know, the kind that kicks us into high gear scrambling to get all...
I used to think that supporting others and their mental health was one thing and one thing only - I was available anytime someone needed to offload all their stressors onto me. What I used to think supporting others’ mental...
As the fall season approaches and some normalcy returns to our daily lives, the pace of traffic has picked up. School buses are back on their routes, commuters are home from summer vacation and back to work, and as...
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