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ABP Volume 2 Issue 1

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May 13, 2022 Business Tools

Get on the Wait List: Supply chain issues causing tag order delays

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the April edition of ABP Magazine. Since then, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has stated its aware of ongoing tag supply challenges, and is working closely to monitor the issue. CFIA says there are sufficient tag supplies available, but producers may need to use an alternate source/dealer…

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April 14, 2022 Issues & Insights

Building the best beef team

The beef industry is changing. Cattle are forward contracted at a historic volume; consolidation is rampant and foreign ownership is threading itself throughout the industry. Identity and certified programs capture much of the market through to slaughter, while feeder cattle continue to swap countries just as readily as they do provincial borders.   Export markets demand…

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April 7, 2022 Checking in with ABP

From Field to Feedlot – Animal welfare is a top priority

Five years ago, the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA), along with our federal packers, Cargill, JBS and Tyson Foods, developed the Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program. This national feedlot program was created because our packers requested a way to develop verifiable welfare practices at feedlots, based on demands for verification from retailers. The program…

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April 1, 2022 Issues & Insights

Family is key in the Bolduc Succession Plan

“It’s about family.” It’s among the first words expressed by Dyce Bolduc and his daughter Kaitlynn. They’re sitting down over a few cups of coffee after morning chores on their farm in Stavely, AB, two generations of purebred cattle operations at Cudlobe Angus.  Dyce can remember in detail the first three purebred Angus cows his…

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March 24, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Connecting agriculture and sustainability in the classroom

The short documentary, Guardians of the Grasslands, has earned a wide variety of audiences through premieres across the country, national and international film festivals and on broadcast television through RFDTV. Now, thanks to a pivotal funding partnership with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation, the film will reach another vital audience – students. Agriculture in the Classroom…

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March 15, 2022 Issues & Insights

Help Wanted: Veterinarians and vet technologists in short supply

In 2018, Dr. Pat Burrage sold his veterinarian practice in Bluffton, Alberta to a young vet, thinking he would have a lot more time to spend with his family. He also thought he would find more time to talk to the Angus Cross and Longhorn herds on his farm just west of the central Alberta…

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March 11, 2022 Innovation & Technology

An update on beef transport research findings

Ensuring cattle health and safety during transport is important. As the two-year phase-in period for Canada’s new cattle transport regulations comes to an end this February, new research findings are being released that offer helpful direction for industry and producers. “As an industry, we expect that our policies, regulations and management practices are informed by…

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March 1, 2022 Trailblazers

Simmering the benefits of Alberta Beef with bone broth

No bones about it, bone broth is trending because of the strong demand from today’s consumers who are enjoying it in soups and teas for its savoury, nourishing and healing qualities.  Bones are the most nutritious part of the animal. Rich in protein, collagen and gelatin, bone broth has been used for thousands of years…

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February 28, 2022 Health & Production

Progressing Fine or Pulling Time: A quick review of labour and assistance suggestions

Whether calving has already started, or you’re months away, it’s a good time to revisit some behaviour and warning signs that a calving cow or heifer may need attention. There are three stages to parturition (calving). Stage one involves cervix dilation, and must be complete before any pull assist; Stage two begins with the fetal…

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February 24, 2022 Trailblazers

Shake the winter blues with some tropical BBQ

Even on the coldest January nights, BBQ pit master Mel Chmilar Jr. is still firing it, making tropically inspired meals to chase away the winter blues. He also offers unusual tips (including using welding supplies) to enhance your winter grilling experience. In the November issue, we met Albertan Mel Chmilar Jr., who welds by day…

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February 22, 2022 Trailblazers

Cows and Creativity: Expanding the Marshalls’ Running M Brand

There’s more than one kind of branding going on at the MGM Cattle Company, and that’s just the way Meghan Marshall likes it. She’s a busy Mom and ranch hand, but throws her own unique enterprise into the mix, to make for a full and varied life she wouldn’t trade with anyone. The family’s livestock…

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February 17, 2022 Health & Production

Recommendations for managing heifer health pre-calving

Across Alberta last fall cattle came off pasture light. This is a serious concern, especially when it comes to preparing for and protecting the health of the next generation. We asked beef nutrition consultant Barry Yaremcio for some recommendations to support pregnant heifers through late gestation and calving. Here is his advice. Recognize unique requirements…

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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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