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ABP Magazine Volume 3 Issue 4

Bull Head

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March 19, 2024 Innovation & Technology

Building momentum: the staircase to profitability

I want you to take a moment and think about your “best” cow. She may not be the fanciest, or the stoutest, but I can pretty much guarantee she’s been around the block a few times. Maybe she even has a few daughters or granddaughters in the herd. She’s easily your favourite cow because she…

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February 16, 2024 Health & Production

Reminders for humane transport

Every day, thousands of cattle travel by trailer. Most of these animals are fit for the journey and experience no negative outcomes. However, there are instances where we must ask, “is this animal fit to load and be transported?” Updates to the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII, Humane Transport took effect in 2020. Now,…

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February 14, 2024 Checking in with ABP

An update on Alberta AgriSystems Living Lab

We couldn’t be happier about the response to this program to date. A huge thank you to our producer participants, our partners and supporters, the AALL contract staff, Canfax Research Services, Nu Nenne Advisian Environmental, and our research leads and their teams from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Alberta for getting us…

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February 13, 2024 Health & Production

Lidocaine-infused castration bands

New castration bands containing slow-release local anesthetic provide pain relief for cattle during castration. Large animal veterinarians in Alberta will soon be providing producers with anesthetic-infused castrationbands made in Canada. While producers currently inject pain relief or give it topically, a new process, developed by Solvet and Alberta Veterinary Laboratories (AVL), impregnates existing latex elastration…

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February 9, 2024 Checking in with ABP

What does ABP do?

The mission of this organization is to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of the beef industry for the benefit of beef producers in Alberta. This is achieved through the ongoing work and advocacy executed through our five pillars: Government and Policy – Advises on industry policies and government advocacy. Production and Extension – Provides policy…

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February 8, 2024 Health & Production

Decision Time: Selecting heifers for the season ahead

Each winter many producers face tough decisions about which heifers to retain to breed as replacements, and which to sell or send to the feedlot. Recent record-high cattle prices have great influence over those decisions. It often begins with a visual appraisal…How does she look? How tall is she? What does she weigh? Is she…

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February 8, 2024 Business Tools

AFSC pilot to evaluate options to improve AgriStability responsiveness for cow-calf sector

Historical AgriStability analysis demonstrates that capturing full winter feed and pasture cost, along with removing feed inventory price swings during droughts, could significantly improve the responsiveness of the AgriStability program for Alberta’s cow-calf sector. A pilot study will be undertaken to determine the most appropriate program design under various winter-feeding practices. In early 2023, AFSC…

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February 7, 2024 Checking in with ABP

How do Canadians feel about beef?

How do Canadians feel about beef – the product, the industry, its people and its practices? All of this is revealed in the latest public perception research from Public and Stakeholder Engagement (PSE), a national, check-off funded program jointly delivered by Canada Beef and the Canadian Cattle Association. Survey Specifics The public perception research is…

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January 19, 2024 Inspiration

All Ways to Eat & Cook Alberta Beef

Alberta influencers are showcasing Alberta beef in new and interesting dishes. All Ways Alberta Beef is rooted in showcasing the tradition, pride, quality, and versatility of Alberta Beef. From all the ways producers show steadfast dedication to their work to the ways a chef passionately prepares this essential ingredient and to the ways we enjoy…

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January 15, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Welcoming our new and returning 2024 Delegates

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. All producers who put their names forward for a position on the delegate body for 2024 have been acclaimed, and we will not be holding an election. Southwest zone candidates Cole Barten Cole…

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December 22, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Seed growers working with plant breeders

At Corns Seeds, they don’t just grow seeds, they also work with the plant breeders who develop those seeds. The Corns family has been farming for four generations. In that time, they’ve always focused on innovating to grow and keep the farm going for the next generation. “Land stewardship has always been a really big…

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December 20, 2023 Business Tools

Fall run brings record cattle prices

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. This fall was one for the books as producers saw record-high prices for cattle that headed to town, seeing anywhere from 20-40 per cent increases in prices from last fall. Producers were ecstatic…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/04/2024

Steers

Live: ---
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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