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February 21, 2024

Immerse yourself in research at the Beef Research Showcase in March

One of Alberta Beef Producers’ core strategies is to enhance the competitiveness of Alberta cattle operations through research and innovation.

All research funding decisions are made by producers, for producers, and it only reaches its full value to producers when it is shared.

One way you can immerse yourself in the research is by joining us at the Beef Research Showcase — held at Olds, AB, on March 11, 2024, with a virtual option as well.



“ABP is excited to highlight some of the great research that is supported by producer check-off dollars and contributes to the profitability, sustainability, and competitiveness of the beef industry,” says Craig Lehr, ABP Research Committee Chair. “The Beef Research Showcase will be incredibly useful for producers and their operations.”

Research is supported in the areas of animal health and welfare, forage and grassland productivity, feed grains and feed efficiency, beef quality, food safety, environment, and knowledge translation and transfer. Specific priorities in these areas are guided by the Five-Year Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy, which ABP helped to develop.

ABP is currently funding 41 active projects. You can find the project summaries of completed and ongoing projects, here.


9:00 – 9:20 AM

  • Registration and Coffee

9:20 – 9:30 AM

  • Welcome
    • Craig Lehr, ABP Research Committee Chair

9:30 – 10:00 AM

  • On-farm rapid testing kits for nitrate concentration in forages & TACLP update
    • Laio Silva Sobrinho, Olds College

10:00 – 10:30 AM

  • Long-term soil carbon stock in contrasting forage-crop rotation systems
    • Dr Erick Santos, University of Alberta

10:30 – 10:45 AM

  • Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM

  • An introduction to precision ranching and virtual fencing
    • Dr. Edward Bork, University of Alberta
    • Alexandra Harland, MSc. Candidate, University of Alberta

11:30 – 12:00 PM

  • Western Canadian Animal Health Network (WeCAHN) – Finding what’s new in beef health
    • Dr. Barb Wilhelm, Western Canadian Animal Health Network

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Canadian Cow-Calf Surveillance Network – What producers need to know
    • Dr. Cheryl Waldner, University of Saskatchean

1:45 – 2:00 PM

  • Alberta AgriSystems Living Lab Update
    • Karin Schmid, Alberta Beef Producers

2:00 – 2:15 PM

  • Break

2:15 – 3:00 PM

  • All About Ergot
    • Dr. Kim Stanford, University of Lethbridge

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Lidocaine Elastrator Bands – Commercializing an idea
    • Dr. Merle Olson, Alberta Veterinary Laboratories/Solvet

3:45 – 4:30 PM

  • Challenges and opportunities managing novel forage mixtures
    • Dr. Bart Lardner, University of Saskatchewan

4:30 PM

  • Thanks for attending and wrap-up
    • Craig Lehr, ABP Research Committee Chair

About the Author

This post was a team effort by Alberta Beef Producers' directors, delegates, and/or staff. ABP works to keep Alberta's beef and cattle producers informed and engaged. Take a look around ABP Daily for regular, real-time information ranging from market reports to the latest updates from our efforts and initiatives here at ABP. Or head to albertabeef.org, our steadfast resource hub, for everything from check-off downloads to educational resources.

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/04/2024

Steers

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Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 250.84

Canadian Dollar

$72.82   0.32

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
8-Jul-24 226 -- --
5-Aug-24 222 318 --
2-Sep-24 220 324 --
30-Sep-24 220 324 366
28-Oct-24 218 324 366
25-Nov-24 216 320 364
23-Dec-24 222 312 360
Last Updated on April 11, 2024

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