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November 5, 2021 Health & Production

Monitoring feeding sites for ‘out-of-the-ordinary’

“You don’t know what’s hiding in some of those bales sometimes, and you definitely don’t want some of those contaminants.” We all know a few best practices to lower the chances of vectoring weed seeds. We can knock mud off our boots, inspect pets, and clean equipment. But what about when we buy off-farm feed…

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July 29, 2021 Trailblazers

Igniting the future of agriculture – David MacTaggart

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series that was originally published together in ABP, the magazine. Please also check out the first portion, featuring Jessica Sperber. If you ever need to rejuvenate your enthusiasm for being in the beef industry, spend a little time with young people like these two Albertans. They’re…

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July 15, 2021 Checking in with ABP

Ottawa ready to receive formal submissions for AgriRecovery

The federal government is ready to receive formal submissions for AgriRecovery, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau tweeted, following a Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture meeting, Thursday. Minister Bibeau shared that the federal government is ready to help, asked provinces to invoke the late participation provision of AgriStability, and urged the prairies to…

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July 9, 2021 Checking in with ABP

Saving the Herd: Beef producers urging government action on drought relief

With severe drought conditions affecting livestock operations across the prairies, beef producers are urging government action on drought relief. Perspectives – Conditions across the province – Insurance and alternate feed options – Contact your local municipality – Additional resources Perspectives “The lack of moisture and extremely high environmental temperatures in our area are quickly decimating…

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July 9, 2021 Press Releases

Beef producers urging government action on drought relief

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is imploring farmers and ranchers who are experiencing significant impacts due to extremely dry or drought conditions, to contact their municipality and urge them to declare a municipal agricultural disaster. Concerns over limited feed resources and access to quality water, have some beef producers struggling to maintain their herd sizes. “[ABP…

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June 11, 2021 Issues & Insights

An overview of the JBS Foods cyberattack

Last week, global protein company JBS Foods was the target of an organized cyberattack, which affected some of the servers supporting its Australian and North American IT systems, and global production plants. Here’s a timeline of events, including the disruption and return-to-normal for JBS Canada’s Brooks plant, and the response from the Government of Alberta….

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