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January 26, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Monthly Minute: January 2023

The ABP Monthly Minute is your monthly re-cap of everything you need to know about what is happening at Alberta Beef Producers in 60 seconds or less. 

Checking in with ABP

It’s event season! Our Producer Meetings are underway across the province, and we are finalizing the details of our Annual General Meeting coming up on March 1 in Red Deer. 

And hey, we’re still accepting nominations for the Environmental Stewardship Award!

The Environmental Stewardship Award is a way to celebrate beef producers who go above and beyond in their commitment to environmental stewardship. It’s also an opportunity to showcase our industry’s innovative sustainability practices to a larger audience.

Know someone? Help us celebrate the beef industry, and the great stewards of our province by submitting a nomination today!

The Government Desk 

Through producer engagement and collaboration with organizations across Canada and North America, ABP is working to find solutions for producer programs specifically related to wildlife conflict, including long-term risk management programs. 

In other provinces and outside Canada, there are very effective programs that help cow-calf producers stabilize their income without impacting the market. ABP is determining how these programs could be augmented to help Alberta farmers weather the recent severe increases in input costs.  

The Production Desk

Each year, the ABP Research Committee allocates a small amount of research funding for projects received through the Agriculture Funding Consortium research call.

Committee members review the projects for relevance and impact to the beef industry, fit with beef industry priority outcomes, and merit (the projects are also reviewed by experts in the same field for technical soundness).

ABP committed $75,000 to the following five projects with a total value of $4,089,318:

  • Development of an effective multivalent vaccine to prevent and control infectious footrot in cattle (Dr. Jose Perez-Casal, VIDO – $15,000)
  • Maternal nutrition, winter feeding, and calf immune fitness in beef cattle (Nilusha Malmuthuge, AAFC – $15,000)
  • Characterization of abiotic stress tolerant alfalfa genotypes for beef and dairy production in a changing climate (Stacy Singer, AAFC – $15,000)
  • Alternatives to antimicrobials: immunomodulation by mycobacterial cell surface biomolecules to protect against infections in beef and dairy calves (Jeffrey Chen, U of S – $15,000)
  • Development of a mucosal vaccine against the bovine respiratory pathogen Mannheimia haemolytica (Trevor Alexander, AAFC – $15,000).

The Research Committee also approved $2,000 per year over the next three years to support a revitalization of the silage regional variety trials held across the province every year.

Summaries of research projects supported by provincial check-off dollars are available at www.albertabeef.org, and don’t forget to check out www.beefresearch.ca for work supported by national check-off!

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