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December 9, 2023 Business Tools

#Allforthebeef with Brad Dubeau

This article was first published in Volume 3 Issue 4 of ABP Magazine (December 2023). Watch for more digital content from the magazine on ABP Daily. It’s been a year of real extremes for beef producers in Alberta. We were excited to see the record-high prices for calves and yearlings in the fall run. Although we have seen prices…

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December 8, 2023 Business Tools

Nominations open for AFSC’s Women In Ag Award

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) has opened nominations for the Women in Ag Award. Awarded annually, the award recognizes the passion, dedication, and commitment of Alberta women within agriculture and agribusiness in Alberta. Up to seven people will be chosen to receive an AFSC-branded award and a full attendance package for Advancing Women in Agriculture…

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November 29, 2023 Business Tools

Canadian Western Agribition celebrates first Canadian Animal AgTech Awards

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has announced the winners of the inaugural Canadian Animal AgTech Awards, presented by Deloitte. The awards recognize innovative businesses at a national level for their exceptional work in animal agriculture technology. The awards, which took place on November 23, gave finalists an opportunity to showcase their work and pitch their solutions…

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October 10, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Taking the stress out of weaning? A look into UCVM research

Weaning can be a stressful time on cattle operations, as calves are separated from mother cows. It’s a natural process, but ranch realities require it be herd coordinated and sped up from what would occur in nature. While much of the animal welfare research related to weaning has focused on calf stress and its implications…

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August 10, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Conditioning is key to transport success

The results of a four-year animal transport research study, funded in part by ABP, suggest the most important animal welfare factor in transport may be conditioning before they get on the truck. Since we last reported on this story in January 2022, researchers have completed their final year of a study to help improve animal…

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July 25, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Feedlot innovations in Alberta

Feedlot production is an essential part of our industry. It provides an avenue for cow-calf producers to sell and finish their calves, ultimately producing the nutritious beef that we all enjoy.  With fluctuating costs and tight margins, feedlot producers are constantly innovating and working with some of best service providers to seek solutions for increased…

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July 13, 2023 Innovation & Technology

$12 million federal investment to drive environmental, economic and social sustainability in Canada’s beef sector

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is welcoming more than $12 million in funding from the Government of Canada for Canada’s Beef and Forage AgriScience Cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership – AgriScience Program. Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the funding announcement on July 12 while attending…

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July 6, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Student’s grassland research shines at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Although Alexandra O’Connor has yet to graduate high school, this young beef producer is already conducting research on the environmental benefits of grasslands. With the guidance of a university researcher, O’Connor, a fourth-generation purebred producer from Vibank, Saskatchewan, is exploring the long-term carbon storage of grazed grasslands versus croplands. She presented her findings as a…

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June 14, 2023 Innovation & Technology

ABP Research Showcase Highlights | Improving the accuracy of forage digestibility analysis

This is the ninth and final installment in a series of articles highlighting a selection of ABP-supported research projects that were featured at our Research Showcase in February 2023. Find the previous articles here. Whether you’re a beef producer or a researcher, accuracy is everything when it comes to analyzing the nutritional content of forage….

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June 7, 2023 Innovation & Technology

ABP Research Showcase Highlights | Catching up with the Canadian Cow-Calf Surveillance Network

This is the eighth in a series of articles highlighting a selection of ABP-supported research projects that were featured at our Research Showcase in February 2023. Find the previous articles here. Having baseline data on animal health concerns is key to making improvements, and this is where the Canadian Cow-Calf Surveillance Network (C3SN) shines. The…

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June 6, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Three insights on controlling Canada thistle through grazing

This is the second in a two-part series on weed control in pastures. The first part, focusing on the role of rotational grazing in controlling Canada thistle, is available here. How do you solve a problem like Canada thistle? In areas that can’t be sprayed with herbicide, rotational grazing might just be the answer. Grazing…

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May 30, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Four tips for optimal Canada thistle control using herbicide

This is the first in a two-part series on weed control in pastures. The second part, focusing on the role of rotational grazing in controlling Canada thistle, will be available next week on ABP Daily. It’s the most common weed found in pasturelands on the Canadian Prairies, and it can seriously reduce forage availability if…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 17/05/2024

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
5-Aug-24 234 326 --
2-Sep-24 232 330 --
30-Sep-24 230 332 3572
28-Oct-24 228 332 372
25-Nov-24 226 326 368
23-Dec-24 230 318 364
20-Jan-25 234 320 --
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

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