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February 6, 2024 Checking in with ABP

2023 Annual Report: Beef Cattle Research Council

Beef Producer National Check-Off Investments in Research   The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research and extension. The BCRC is directed by a committee of 16 beef producers from across the country including six members from Alberta and one member at large. It is funded primarily…

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December 19, 2023 Business Tools

Raising replacement heifers — what does it cost?

This article was originally posted on the Beef Cattle Research Council’s website on September 13, 2023. Understanding the cost of developing replacement heifers is crucial for informed decision making. The most significant factor in heifer development cost is the opportunity cost of foregoing revenue from selling calves at weaning. Each heifer kept for the breeding…

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November 3, 2023 Health & Production

The value of ‘hands-on’ BCS for a commercial beef herd

The literal act of completing ‘hands-on’ body condition scoring (BCS) is often thought of by commercial beef producers as a procedure done strictly in academic trials, research studies, or by seedstock operations. Many bypass the practice altogether, choosing instead to rely on experience, assessing their herd’s degree of condition from the feed truck or tractor…

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October 13, 2023 What We're Reading

Research mentorship ‘fills in the gaps’ between science and ag

By Jeff Melchior, Alberta Farmer Express Primary producers and agriculture researchers have a shared goal: to find the best and most profitable ways to produce crops and livestock. So why does it often seem the two groups speak different languages? More than ever, science is becoming part of the language of agriculture, but a lot…

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September 15, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Drought is more than a summer challenge

By the Beef Cattle Research Council Drought has been a common occurrence on the prairies and many producers are familiar with the long-term consequences of dry conditions. Dry weather and feed shortages can have consequences that last beyond the summer season.   “Drought is not just an issue when you are on pasture,” says Dr. John…

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August 29, 2023 Business Tools

BCRC reintroduces CowBytes ration-balancing software

Beef producers seeking a user-friendly program to balance rations can once again turn to a familiar, trusted software. Now available through the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), CowBytes ration-balancing software helps producers improve their herd’s nutrition and reduce feed costs by formulating their own rations in a customizable, easy-to-use format. To begin, producers select the…

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July 13, 2023 Innovation & Technology

$12 million federal investment to drive environmental, economic and social sustainability in Canada’s beef sector

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is welcoming more than $12 million in funding from the Government of Canada for Canada’s Beef and Forage AgriScience Cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership – AgriScience Program. Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the funding announcement on July 12 while attending…

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June 30, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Facing drought? Six things beef producers can focus on

By the Beef Cattle Research Council This summer producers across the country are experiencing extreme dry conditions, drought and wildfires. While the elements themselves cannot be managed, there are six decisions that can be made on-farm to reduce the impact of dry conditions. Read More ‘What We’re Reading‘ is a quick look at some of…

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May 19, 2023 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | Taking pain management mainstream

Producers add pain medication to their routines and benefit their herds By the Beef Cattle Research Council Pain management for beef cattle has evolved significantly in the past two decades. Scientists have gained a greater understanding of what pain looks like in an animal and how reducing pain can affect an animal’s well-being. The beef…

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May 9, 2023 Business Tools

Three insights on creating greater value through production data

Opportunities to unlock premiums through production data are growing, but it’s not a sure thing yet. It can be challenging for cow-calf producers to properly leverage this data when marketing their calves, even as more feeders are sourcing calves based on production data. “The downside is that in the current environment and the current market…

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April 28, 2023 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | One Health strategies help a farm family navigate a “winter from hell”

By the Beef Cattle Research Council For Tyler and Nancy Haraga, March 10, 2018, will forever stand out in their minds. “It was forty below with four to five feet of snow,” recalls Tyler. It had been a brutal winter, with unrelenting cold and record snowfall that persisted into March and spring simply refused to…

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April 26, 2023 Innovation & Technology

ABP Research Showcase Highlights | Evaluating Johne’s disease control options

This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting a selection of ABP-supported research projects that were featured at our Research Showcase in February 2023. Find the previous articles here. With no vaccine or treatment available, preventing and controlling Johne’s disease in livestock comes down to biosecurity measures and testing. However, testing for Johne’s…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/04/2024

Steers

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Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Heifers

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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

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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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