AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

Canadian Dollar

$78.33
0.12

Events

January 4 - March 8, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health – All 10 Sessions

These free sessions start on January 4th and will run for ten weeks. The sessions will be delivered by authors, columnists, and mental health experts, Dr. Bill Howatt and Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley. The sessions will provide information and tips for maintaining your mental health and are 30 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute interactive Q&A session.

Register for individual sessions, or watch recordings, here.

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January 25, 2022 - 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Why Mental Health Matters | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn about mental health in Canada and the difference between mental health and mental illness. Hear about mental fitness and the link between mental fitness, physical health and social connections. Review the mental health continuum and discuss improving personal resilience and coping.

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January 26, 2022 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ABP Northwest Zone Producer Meeting | Fairview, AB

Join us in-person to discuss Alberta beef industry business and move resolutions to set direction for the coming year.

Guests will hear presentations from ABP Chair Dr. Melanie Wowk and General Manager Brad Dubeau, an update from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers, zone delegate introductions, and have the opportunity to bring forward resolutions that may shape our policy and direction.

This meeting will follow the Alberta Restrictions Exemption Program guidelines.

Please register online.

We look forward to seeing you in Fairview!

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January 27, 2022 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ABP Northeast Zone Producer Meeting | Vermilion, AB

Join us in-person to discuss Alberta beef industry business and move resolutions to set direction for the coming year.

Guests will hear presentations from ABP Chair Dr. Melanie Wowk and General Manager Brad Dubeau, an update from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers, zone delegate introductions, and have the opportunity to bring forward resolutions that may shape our policy and direction.

This meeting will follow the Alberta Restrictions Exemption Program guidelines.

Please register online.

We look forward to seeing you in Vermilion!

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January 28, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. MT

Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association AGM | Virtual

The 2022 Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association AGM will be held virtually, via Zoom.

Anyone with a potential motion is asked to email it ahead of time.

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January 28, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Handling Cattle on Pasture | Virtual

This is part of the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association’s Virtual Grazing Conference, happening every Friday from January 14 – February 18, via Zoom.

For this portion, hear from Dylan Biggs.

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January 29, 2022 - 12 p.m. MT

MC Quantock "Canada's Bulls" Bull Sale | Lloydminster, AB

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds ~ Lloydminster, AB

400 Bulls Sell

Red Angus * Black Angus * Super Baldies (RAxSM) * Herefords (Plus H-2 Hybrids) * Black Super Baldies (BAxSM) * Super Guppies (GVxRA) * Charolais

www.canadasbulls.com or www.mcquantock.com

E-mail: mcquantock@hotmail.com

For further information, please call Mac or Pat Creech 1-800-561-2855.

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January 29, 2022 - 12 p.m. MT

Lazy S Ranch 53rd Annual Bull Power Sale | Near Mayerthorpe, AB

Simmental – Beef Makers (SimmAngus) – Angus

Selling 194 Bulls at the ranch near Mayerthorpe on January 29, 2022.

Sale broadcast and online bidding available on DLMS

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January 31 - February 7, 2022 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Nutrient Management Webinar Series | Virtual

Join experts in the second and third webinar of a 3-day live webinar series discussing nutrient management, on-farm composting, use of biochar on feedlots, and more!

Q&A sessions included after every presentation

January 31

  • Soil Salinity – Edith Olson, Lethbridge College
  • Nutrient Loads in Feedlot and Storm Ponds, and use of Floating Islands – Steven Tannas, Tannas Conservation Services Ltd.

February 7

  • Regulations of Spreading and Storing Manure – Trevor Wallace, Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development
  • Use of Biochar on Feedlots – Rob Lavoie, AirTerra

 

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February 1, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Feeling Less Overwhelmed and Tired | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn about the formula for feeling overwhelmed and what you can do to manage overwhelmed feelings. Learn how to recognize what is in your control and apply practice tips to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed and tired.

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Five options between February 1 and April 5, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

Emergency Management 101 | Virtual

Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) is pleased to offer a new three-part series of engaging virtual webinars geared for livestock producers. In each 60-minute interactive webinar we share vital information, tips, and tools for understanding how to prepare and respond during a serious animal disease emergency.

Webinar 1: Navigating the Unexpected – Emergency Management 101

In part one of this three-part series, livestock producers will be given a general overview of emergency management along with producer roles and responsibilities. The information is designed to boost preparedness with proactive steps and to provide insight into the knowledge and skills required during a serious animal disease outbreak.

Dates include:

  • February 1, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 1, 2022
  • March 22, 2022 (English & French)
  • April 5, 2022
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February 2, 2022 - 11:00 a.m.

Watershed Stewardship & Invasive Species | Virtual

This presentation will describe why Watershed Stewardship Groups are focusing on invasive species education and management and the work that the Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards, the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards, and other watershed stewardship groups are doing to minimize the impacts of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species on watershed health. This presentation will highlight educational material put together by Watershed Stewardship Groups to teach students why invasive plants are harmful to the watershed and how to identify these plants and the steps they need to take to reduce them.

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February 4, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. MST

Year-Round Grazing | Virtual

This is part of the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association’s Virtual Grazing Conference, happening every Friday from January 14 – February 18, via Zoom.

For this portion, hear from Jim Gerrish.

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February 5, 2022 - 12 p.m. MT

Hill 70 Quantock "Barn Burnin' Bull Sale" | Near Lloydminster, AB

Offering 400 Bulls & 100 Females

The sale will be held at 12 p.m. MT at the ranch near Lloydminster, AB.

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February 8, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Busting Self Stigma | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn how self-stigma can get in the way of seeking help when we need it. Understand specific steps that you can take to reduce self-stigma and promote help-seeking.

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February 8, 2022 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ABP Southeast Zone Producer Meeting | Brooks, AB

Join us in-person to discuss Alberta beef industry business and move resolutions to set direction for the coming year.

Guests will hear presentations from ABP Chair Dr. Melanie Wowk and General Manager Brad Dubeau, an update from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers, zone delegate introductions, and have the opportunity to bring forward resolutions that may shape our policy and direction.

A panel discussion on price discrepancy between live cattle and retail beef prices will be moderated by Dr. Blake Balog, with panelists:

  • Deerview Meats
  • Gemstone Grassfed Beef
  • Brian Perillat, Canfax Senior Analyst

This meeting will follow the Alberta Restrictions Exemption Program guidelines.

Please register online.

We look forward to seeing you in Brooks!

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February 8-9, 2022

Prairie Organics Conference | Virtual & Brandon, MB

This two-day conference, tradeshow and organic ingredients event that will provide advanced training to existing and transitioning organic producers and best management practices that all farmers can use to decrease tillage and decrease dependence on external inputs.

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February 8-10, 2022

Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop | Virtual

Save the Date! 

The 9th Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop is coming back ONLINE from February 8th-10th, 2022.

Theme: “Restoration, Reclamation, Resilience: Improving, Soil, Water and Habitat”

Stay tuned for more information…

Registration: Registration will open in early November.
Early bird (by January 21st at 6 PM) : $120.00 + GST
Students : $60.00 + GST (no deadline)
Regular registration (after January 21st) : $160.00 + GST

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February 9, 2022 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ABP Southwest Zone Producer Meeting | High River, AB

Join us in-person to discuss Alberta beef industry business and move resolutions to set direction for the coming year.

Guests will hear presentations from ABP Chair Dr. Melanie Wowk and General Manager Brad Dubeau, an update from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers, zone delegate introductions, and have the opportunity to bring forward resolutions that may shape our policy and direction.

A panel discussion on price discrepancy between live cattle and retail beef prices will be moderated by Cherie Copithorne-Barnes, with panelists:

  • Ben’s Quality Meats
  • Gemstone Grassfed Beef
  • Brian Perillat, Canfax Senior Analyst

This meeting will follow the Alberta Restrictions Exemption Program guidelines.

Please register online.

We look forward to seeing you in Brooks!

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February 9, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

BCRC: Grazing Game Plan - How to develop a grazing plan | Virtual

Speakers: Jeremy Brown, Ducks Unlimited Canada

A grazing plan that matches animal numbers to predicted forage yields should be set up before animal turnout. An important first step in developing a plan includes defining goals and objectives for the entire grazing operation. This webinar will cover the basics of developing a grazing plan.

By registering, you’ll receive the link that allows you to watch the recording at any time, reminders to attend the live event, plus additional resources on the topic. It’s no problem if you miss a webinar you’re registered for – you will receive a link to the recording. However, joining the live broadcast is recommended as it gives you the opportunity to interact with the presenters and ask your own questions.

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February 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.

ABP All Zones Producer Meeting | Virtual

Guests will hear presentations from ABP Chair Dr. Melanie Wowk and General Manager Brad Dubeau, an update from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers, zone delegate introductions, and have the opportunity to bring forward resolutions that may shape our policy and direction.
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February 11, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. MST

Economic Leverage of Grazing Management | Virtual

This is part of the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association’s Virtual Grazing Conference, happening every Friday from January 14 – February 18, via Zoom.

For this portion, hear from Dallas Mount.

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February 15, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Seasonal Work and Overall Wellness | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn how seasonal work can impact overall wellness. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stress and how it can affect our physical and mental wellbeing. Review five tips for improving your overall wellness.

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February 17, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saskatchewan Livestock Expo | Swift Current, SK

Formerly known as Cramer Ag Expo, Saskatchewan Livestock Expo registration is open! Stay tuned for more details.

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February 22, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Tips for Taming Negative Emotions | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn how emotions can shape how we show up for ourselves and others. Learn the importance of recognizing negative emotions and five steps you can take to manage negative emotions.

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March 1, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Benefits of Monitoring Daily Charges and Drains | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn how to monitor your charges and drains and how external stressors and factors can impact your own personal charge. Understand four tips that can support you in generating a positive charge.

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March 2, 2022 - 11:00 a.m.

AISC and Biocontrol Release in Alberta | Virtual

Beginning with a brief overview of the Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) and the campaigns they support, the presentation will then zero in on the biocontrol release program for the province, the successes and changes over the years and an overview of the 2021 results. Biocontrol is the suppression of pest populations using living organisms, which weakens the competitive advantage that these invasive species have in invaded ranges. Biocontrol remains to be an effective method of control for invasive species as biocontrol agents are self-sustaining and require minimal input after release.

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Alberta Beef Industry Conference | Red Deer, AB

POSTPONED.

New dates coming soon.

The Alberta Beef Industry Conference is one of Canada’s largest beef convention and tradeshows, hosted by five of the most influential  beef industry organizations in the province; Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, Alberta Auction Markets Association, Alberta Livestock Dealers and Order Buyers Association, and the Western Stock Growers Association.  These organizations recognize the importance of coming together to address issues and concerns of regional, national and international scope.

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March 7, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. for coffee) to 2:00 p.m.

In the Know - Mental Health in Ag Workshop | Wetaskiwin, AB

In the Know is designed to promote participants wellbeing, help them learn about mental health and illness, teach them to recognize when someone is struggling and how to respond.

Join Ag Safe Alberta at the Wetaskiwin Ag Society Hall.

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March 8, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Insulating for Irritability | Virtual

Part of the Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health series.

Learn what mental fitness is and what factors can contribute to irritability and signs of becoming irritable. Learn four tips for preventing and moving through irritability.

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March 8, 2022

AFAC Lunch n' Learn | Virtual

Save the date.

Details to come.

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March 10, 2022

AFAC Lunch n' Learn | Virtual

Save the date.

Details to come.

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March 14 - 18, 2022

AISC Conference and AGM | Virtual

Join Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) for their annual Conference & AGM to get all the latest invasive species news. Pesticide applicator credits will be offered.

The conference will be presented virtually through morning sessions with a special EDDMapS Pro training session in the afternoon of March 16.

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March 15 - 17, 2022

Livestock Care Conference | Olds, AB

Save the dates!

Details to come.

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March 16, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

BCRC: Don’t Roll the Dice with Johne’s Disease | Virtual

Speakers: Dr. Cheryl Waldner, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

There is concern that the risk of Johne’s disease in beef herds is increasing in part because of large beef herds and rapid herd dispersals. Johne’s testing is a significant investment of time and money, and testing options are limited to testing individual animals. Canadian surveillance data has been incorporated into a dynamic risk model developed to simulate different options for managing Johne’s disease transmission and control in a cow-calf herd. This webinar will review this new tool for producers and veterinarians.

By registering, you’ll receive the link that allows you to watch the recording at any time, reminders to attend the live event, plus additional resources on the topic. It’s no problem if you miss a webinar you’re registered for – you will receive a link to the recording. However, joining the live broadcast is recommended as it gives you the opportunity to interact with the presenters and ask your own questions.

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March 17 or April 14, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

Exploring Proactive Disease Management Tactics and Tools | Virtual

AHEM is pleased to offer a new series of engaging webinar events. Please join us virtually beginning in February as we share vital information, tips, and tools for an animal disease emergency.

Part two of this three-part webinar series explores concepts and support tools found in the AHEM resources. The hour-long interactive webinar incorporates producer specific content and resources and gives participants an opportunity to ask questions about animal health emergency management.

Date options include:

  • March 17, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
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July 2022 (Details to come)

Scenarios for producer Handbook application | Virtual

While we cannot anticipate every circumstance that may take place during an emergency event, we can create scenarios to test our ability to respond. Understanding how to work together using the AHEM producer Handbook will improve emergency readiness by allowing participants to identify and address existing gaps.

In the final part of this three-part series participants will be introduced to AHEM’s producer-oriented simulation workshops, which give a practical understanding of how AHEM resources are used as guidance before, during and/or after a serious animal disease outbreak.

Participants will benefit from an opportunity to actively work through and fine tune their response as they explore numerous scenario-based exercises.

Dates TBD

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Updated: 28/01/2022

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

Choice Heifers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: US$ 138.96

Canadian Dollar

$78.33   0.12

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
25-Apr 172 190 -
23-May 174 200 -
20-Jun 174 212 -
18-Jul 168 - -
15-Aug 166 210 -
12-Sep 168 216 -
10-Oct 170 218 -
Last Updated on January 20, 2022