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  • Wildfire Resources

    ABP has developed a curated list of wildfire resources for livestock owners in Alberta. On it you'll find quick links to emergency alerts, livestock evacuee information, and more.

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May 17, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Advancing the beef industry through research

In the heart of Alberta, where cattle graze on vast prairies, the Beef Research Showcase unfolded — a gathering of industry experts, researchers, students, and passionate producers. Among the voices that resonated during this event was that of Karin Schmid, Beef Production and Extension Lead at Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). Schmid, who recently joined an…

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May 15, 2024 Health & Production

National Invasive Species Action Week: Protecting our landscapes and communities

In a concerted effort to safeguard natural ecosystems, the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is hosting National Invasive Species Action Week (NISAW). This annual event, running May 12-18 this year, aims to raise awareness and promote action against invasive species across Canada. Invasive species pose a significant threat to our environment, agriculture, and communities….

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May 9, 2024 Checking in with ABP

The Bovine: Diving into the Beef Research Showcase

For this episode of The Bovine, Kara Oosterhuis attended the Beef Research Showcase held in Olds, AB. Oosterhuis is joined by: Tune in below, download for later, or find The Bovine on your favourite podcast platform! Just in case there’s something specific you’re looking for, we’ve included our guest list and time codes for your…

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April 27, 2024 Issues & Insights

Research alliance results point to environmental benefits of grazing ruminants

Over the past five years, the Archbold-Alltech Alliance has created a model for estimating the carbon footprint of Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch in Florida. The results show that on average, Buck Island Ranch sequesters more carbon each year than it emits, making it a net-carbon sink. This research shows that grazing ruminant animals on land…

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March 27, 2024 Business Tools

NRCB provisions for confined feeding of cow-calf herds during drought conditions

The NRCB recognizes that many areas of the province are dealing with drought conditions. If these conditions continue into the 2024 growing season, they could cause poor grass pastures, lack of water for livestock, lack of harvestable forage crops, and the summer confined feeding of cow-calf herds may be necessary. Under normal conditions, confined feeding…

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March 11, 2024 Issues & Insights

U.S. finalizes country-of-origin labelling rule

The United States Department of Agriculture (UDSA) has officially changed its voluntary “Product of the USA” labeling regulations, as of March 11, 2024. The rule states that to qualify for the label meat must be derived from animals born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the U.S. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) says they are disappointed…

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March 5, 2024 Business Tools

Livestock receipts rose 9.8 per cent in 2023: Statistics Canada

Both livestock and crop receipts experienced an increase from January to December 2023, according to Statistics Canada (StatsCan). Livestock receipts experienced a 9.8 per cent increase in 2023, reaching $37.3 billion, while total crop receipts saw a 2.0 per cent increase, reaching $54.9 billion compared to the previous year. The cattle industry accounted for over…

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February 27, 2024 Current Markets & Forecasts

Canadian cattle herd continues to decline, says StatsCan

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has released its latest report on Canadian livestock inventories. As of January 1, 2024, Canadian cattle, hog, and sheep inventories were down compared with the same date one year earlier. According to StatsCan, Canadian farmers held 11.1 million cattle and calves on their farms on January 1, 2024, which is down 2.1…

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February 23, 2024 Business Tools

New report projects job vacancies will surpass 100,000 by 2030 as nearly one-third of agri-workforce retires

At a time when Canadian agriculture continues to struggle with a chronic worker shortage, new data from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has found that by the year 2030, there will be more than 100,000 vacant jobs to fill in the industry.  This labour market supply and demand forecast is a study conducted by The…

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February 14, 2024 Innovation & Technology

Urging a guidance-filled approach to wind energy land leases

Always access team support from an informed, knowledgeable lawyer and a trusted accountant when considering entering into a land lease with outside parties. Like their solar energy counterparts, wind energy companies are also dangling figurative carrots in front of Alberta’s landowners hoping to secure leases for wind infrastructure projects. And like solar leases, arrangements with…

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February 7, 2024 Business Tools

Elanco Canada launches new sustainability initiative

Elanco Canada – a subsidiary of a global animal health leader Elanco Animal Health – has announced the launch of a farm animal sustainability initiative, Leave it Better. Following its launch in the United States in 2022, Leave it Better will unite the scope of Elanco Canada’s sustainability work with pork, poultry, beef and dairy…

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January 29, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Canadian beef producers stand behind negotiators at the Canada-UK bilateral negotiations

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is disappointed, but not surprised by the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to pause the bilateral free trade negotiations between the UK and Canada. Canadian cattle producers stand behind the Government of Canada’s approach of drawing a hard line in the negotiations and defending Canadian beef producers. “CCA has…

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  • Wildfire Resources

    ABP has developed a curated list of wildfire resources for livestock owners in Alberta. On it you'll find quick links to emergency alerts, livestock evacuee information, and more.

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Cattle Report

Updated: 17/05/2024

Steers

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Choice Heifers

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Boner Cows

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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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