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July 4, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Bovine TB turns up in Saskatchewan herd

By Dave Bedard, Alberta Farmer Express A heifer whose tissues tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB) at slaughter in the U.S. has been traced back to a Saskatchewan cattle herd which has now turned up two more cases of the disease. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in a report dated Wednesday, said it was notified…

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February 10, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Cowboys and conservation: The battle for the Eastern Slopes

By Brittany Ekelund, Alberta Farmer Express Nearly three years after the province tried, and failed, to open the Eastern Slopes to coal mining, this iconic piece of Alberta is still under threat, say those who live and work there. “We have to make sure that this land is going to continue for generations,” said Laura Laing,…

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January 13, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Indo-Pacific plan wins kudos from cattle group

By Alberta Farmer Express staff The Canadian Cattle Association is hailing Ottawa’s plan to boost trade with the Indo-Pacific region. About 20 per cent of beef exports already head to the region, with Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong being the top markets. The prospects for increasing beef exports are good, it said. “The…

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January 5, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Iconic Alberta tree needs some help from cattle producers

By Alberta Farmer Express staff Cattle producers in foothill country in southwestern Alberta are being asked to look out for — and help protect — the iconic but endangered limber pine. “The rugged, twisted trees usually grow on dry, rocky ridges and are thought to be some of the oldest trees in Canada,” the Whitebark…

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August 17, 2022 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | Keeping animals safe from blue-green algae

Let’s do what we can to keep our animals safe from blue-green algae By Roy Lewis, for Alberta Farmer Express Over the years with increased phosphorus and nitrogen getting into bodies of water, there have been more blue green algae blooms and that means more contact with cattle, as well as dogs, birds, wildlife and,…

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July 8, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Vacancies put vet clinics in ‘near crisis’ situation

More funding, more vet and vet technologist training won’t fix problem overnight, warns the AVMA By James Snell, Alberta Farmer Express There’s a major shortage of veterinary professionals in Alberta causing long wait times for routine livestock medical procedures. Introducing The Bovine — ABP’s inaugural podcast There are more than 840 veterinarian and veterinary technologist vacancies in Alberta…

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April 21, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Restoring marginal lands can be a long-term money-maker

New conservation program offers $125 per acre to seed unproductive annually cropped lands to forages By Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express Alberta producers are finding a way to make their marginal lands pay, with a little help from Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). “Not all parts of a field are created equal,” said Darwin Chambers, head…

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March 23, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading: Farming behind the lines in Ukraine

A Ukrainian agriculture journalist chronicles the challenges of sowing a crop during wartime. By Ihor Pavliuk, GFM Network News Ukrainians will farm their land, even in the face of war. In the Kherson area of southern Ukraine, where war rages and the city of Kherson is seen by the Russian invaders as strategic, a column set…

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September 2, 2021 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Relief money is coming soon, but the pain will be long lasting

By Alexis Kienlen, Alberta Farmer Express The first drought relief payment of $94 per head should be in the hands of cattle producers soon. Alberta Beef Producers has been working with the provincial crop insurer to get the drought relief money out as quickly as possible, said general manager Brad Dubeau. “We’re continuing to work with Agriculture Financial Services…

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August 4, 2021 Current Markets & Forecasts

What We’re Reading | Klassen: Drought conditions spur on fall cattle run

By Jerry Klassen, GFM Network NewsContributor, Alberta Farmer Express Compared to last week, Western Canadian feeder yearling prices were relatively unchanged; calves traded $2 to $5 lower. The fall run has started. Drought like conditions have caused many ranchers to sell cattle 30 to 45 days earlier than normal. Steers averaging 900 pounds were readily trading in…

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July 6, 2021 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Country-of-origin labelling discussion re-emerges in U.S.

Some American ranchers are ‘making a lot of noise’ but odds of a return to COOL law seem slim By Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express Mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is gone, but there’s a new effort by American beef producers wanting to bring it back. “It’s still hugely on our radar,” said Alberta Beef Producers…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/06/2024

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Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 264.41

Canadian Dollar

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
2-Sep-24 234 326 --
30-Sep-24 232 328 376
28-Oct-24 230 328 372
25-Nov-24 228 324 370
23-Dec-24 232 318 368
20-Jan-25 234 320 --
17-Feb-25 236 324 382
Last Updated on June 7, 2024

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