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ABP Volume 3 Issue 3

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  • Taylor Ranches receives 2024 Environmental Stewardship Award

    Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is proud to announce the Taylor family as the recipients of the 2024 Environmental Stewardship Award.

    Meet the Taylors
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November 28, 2023 Business Tools

Sale of cattle by livestock dealers

Livestock dealers licensed by Livestock Identification Services Ltd. (LIS) under the Livestock Identification and Commerce Act are authorized to sell cattle on behalf of producers. When producers deliver cattle to a livestock dealer to sell on their behalf, they “supply” the cattle to the dealer, as opposed to “selling” the cattle to the dealer. Livestock…

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November 21, 2023 Trailblazers

Disrupting the system through collaboration

A decade ago, the craft beer industry in Alberta took off. With major policy changes to minimum production capacities in the mid 2010s, smaller craft breweries tripled in just a few years. As brewing increased in Alberta, so did the hops, grain, and barley farmers – disrupting the province’s agriculture industry and growing a base…

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November 14, 2023 Issues & Insights

Effects of smoke inhalation on beef cattle

Drifting smoke caused by massive wildfires has been a greater problem in Alberta this summer than ever before. We spoke to veterinarian Dr. Roy Lewis about how inhaling smoke might be affecting beef herd health. Following a record-breaking wildfire season in Canada, in which as much as two million hectares of land were destroyed in…

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November 7, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Canadian Cattle Young Leaders program celebrates graduates

By Julie Sharp On August 15, 2023, the Canadian Cattle Association’s (CCA) Canadian Cattle Young Leaders (CYL) program highlighted its impressive graduates as they crossed the stage to be recognized at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) in Calgary, Alberta. The Canadian CYL Program welcomes young people, ages 18-35 across Canada, involved in various aspects…

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October 31, 2023 Trailblazers

From ranch to rodeo…and back again

Rodeo’s roots are firmly planted in ranching tradition, and the connection remains strong today among many of the sport’s top competitors. In fact, for rancher Scott Guenthner, the current Canadian Steer Wrestling Champion, the pull of life at home led him to choose a rodeo route limited to only Canadian events. While that still involves…

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October 24, 2023 Issues & Insights

Thinking about alternative feed sources? Think outside the box

After facing a third year of drought across much of Alberta, producers are getting creative in the search for alternative feed options. Here are some ideas to help beef cattle survive – if not thrive – through another difficult year. Continuing dry weather is translating into a tight feed supply again this fall. By mid-August,…

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October 17, 2023 Checking in with ABP

From the government desk

We all hoped that 2023 would turn over a new leaf for drought in Alberta, but it has proved another difficult one. Most of the province was severely impacted by the record heat in May, and while many farms and ranches received rains in June, it was not timely enough to save hay crops. The…

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October 12, 2023 Checking in with ABP

ABP summer event recap

Calgary Stampede We kicked off Calgary Stampede with a bang. On July 10, ABP led the second-annual Alberta Beef Industry Stampede Summit with co-hosts Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, Alberta Auction Markets Association, Alberta Grazing Leaseholders Association, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, Western Stock Growers’ Association, and Canadian Cattle Association. Stampede Summit saw around 200 attendees, including…

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October 10, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Taking the stress out of weaning? A look into UCVM research

Weaning can be a stressful time on cattle operations, as calves are separated from mother cows. It’s a natural process, but ranch realities require it be herd coordinated and sped up from what would occur in nature. While much of the animal welfare research related to weaning has focused on calf stress and its implications…

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October 5, 2023 Current Markets & Forecasts

Canfax Cattle Market Update | Fed market taking a breath, first half feedlot placements lower

Alberta fed steer prices climbed week over week for almost the entire first half of 2023, with only two of 26 weeks where prices slipped from the previous week. New all-time high prices near $248/cwt (live) were established in June. However, since the beginning of July and through the entire month of August, fed steer…

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October 3, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Highlights from the chair

It’s been a whirlwind of a growing season, and it’s hard to believe we’re nearing autumn already. Our spring was mired by unprecedented wildfires, and despite our greatest hopes for precipitation, many of us are managing our way through yet another drought. Yet there is optimism – we are seeing historic demand and prices for…

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September 28, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Out and About with Alberta Beef Producers | Fall run begins with optimism

As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to shift, producers remain optimistic as prices stay at record-breaking highs. With that said, there has been a rising concern on the duration of the shockingly high prices, and what it means for our industry here at home. Having some similar concerns regarding my own…

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Featured

  • Taylor Ranches receives 2024 Environmental Stewardship Award

    Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is proud to announce the Taylor family as the recipients of the 2024 Environmental Stewardship Award.

    Meet the Taylors
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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/07/2024

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 428.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 428.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 312.00-315.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

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Rail: 312.00-315.00 (NE, IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 276.34

Canadian Dollar

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
7-Oct-24 232 332 --
4-Nov-24 230 330 --
2-Dec-24 226 324 --
27-Jan-25 232 322 --
24-Feb-25 230 324 --
24-May-24 232 324 --
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Last Updated on July 12, 2024

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