Articles Posted in the " Livestock " Category

  • CYFF 2018

    The Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers are excited about an event that is rapidly approaching! February 23-25, 2018 the Canadian Young Farmers Forum conference will be held in Saskatoon and will welcome delegates from across the country. The Canadian Young Farmers Forum, or CYFF is the national umbrella that supports and helps fund the eleven provincial affiliated organizations.  Their vision is to educate and energize a powerful network of young farm leaders.  The CYFF hosts an annual conference and this year we have the convenience of it being hosted right next door in Saskatoon.

  • BCRC progress and activity in 2017

    On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 18% of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off, and plays a key role in leveraging additional funding for beef cattle research. Recognizing this, the Council works to ensure the highest return on investment possible for industry contributions to research through ongoing consultation with other provincial and national funding organizations.

  • BCRC: The Canadian beef industry’s water footprint is shrinking

    A Beef Cluster study led by the University of Manitoba’s Dr. Getahun Legesse Gizaw is measuring how the environmental footprint of Canada’s beef industry is changing. They’ve already reported that each kilogram of Canadian beef generated 15% less greenhouse gas in 2011 than in 1981. A new paper from this team entitled “Water use intensity of Canadian beef production in 1981 as compared to 2011” was just published in Science of the Total Environment.