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

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December 24, 2021 Innovation & Technology

Tech Talk: Herd management goes digital

Developing digital options to support beef producers has been slow, but Alberta-based company Flokk Systems is taking a bold step forward. Their digital beef herd management and traceability system, now undergoing field testing, is receiving attention from producers and entrepreneurs alike. “Flokk will provide cow/calf producers with the ease of use and functionality for their…

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February 13, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Digital technology coming to Canadian agriculture in waves

Moose Jaw Today by Ron Walter New technology changed agriculture when global positioning service (GPS) first became available about 20 years ago. GPS allows farmers to map fields for fertilizer and chemical needs and reduce or increase these inputs as necessary. The year 2021 may become known as the year agriculture once again adopted new…

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February 11, 2021 Trailblazers

Finding opportunity in the midst of catastrophe

No question, the beef industry has been changed and challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our strategic approach has been all about responding, recovering and resetting, as the pandemic continues to disrupt business as usual, creating the next normal. Retail and food service operators are all responding by experimenting and innovating, recognizing that there are opportunities…

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February 10, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Alberta farmer turns ag plastic into fence posts

The Western Producer by Mary MacArthur It took farmer, inventor and recycler Danny Farkash about 2 1/2 years to figure out how to build a machine that turns used agricultural plastic into fence posts. Using old oilfield pipe, an anhydrous ammonia tank, a straw chopper, parts of a swather and other bits and pieces, Farkash…

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February 6, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Sea-Doo maker seeks growth beyond fan base after pandemic boom

BNN Bloomberg by Sandrine Rastello The virus brought BRP Inc. an unexpected windfall, with throngs of first-time customers riding out the pandemic on Sea-Doos, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. It’s betting that greener machines can help sustain the growth. The Canadian powersports manufacturer plans to introduce a broad lineup of electric-powered products within the next three…

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February 2, 2021 Business Tools

What We’re Reading | Better Rural Broadband Internet is Coming — Eventually

Alberta Farmer Express by Jennifer Blair Ottawa’s pledge to spend $2 billion to bring decent broadband service to rural and remote areas is welcome news, but the devil will be in the details, say officials in Alberta. “I’m encouraged to see the funding, but the full delivery of it is the next question — how…

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January 31, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Elon Musk’s Starlink Offers Fast Internet Connections to Rural Canadians. But it’s not Cheap

CBC News by Thomas Daigle When Vernon Kejick got a first taste of Starlink satellite internet on the Pikangikum First Nation, his initial review was succinct. “All I can say is it’s a lot faster than what I had before,” he said. Kejick’s response highlights a long-running disparity that may finally have met a resolution….

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January 30, 2021 Innovation & Technology

TELUS division connects the agriculture industry

Digitization of information and data management — that will be the focus of the Vancouver-based company best known nationally as a cellphone, TV and Internet provider. As its new agriculture division acquires and partners with nine companies (so far) TELUS Agriculture takes on a global reach. TELUS Agriculture doesn’t plan to be part of the…

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January 27, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | If GM has it’s way you won’t be able to Buy a Fossil Fuelled Vehicle come 2035

BNN Bloomberg by David Welch General Motors Co. is promising to go green by making all of its global operations and vehicles carbon neutral by 2040, including selling only zero-emission models by 2035. The pledge is a bold embrace by the automaker of emission-reduction goals set by California. The state is one of the largest…

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January 24, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Smart Farming, or the Future of Agriculture

We are a Ukraine-based company which means that our parents and grandparents lived in the era of infamous Soviet collective farms, where tractors were considered to be an ultimate technology. For them, a smart farm will sound like a fairy tale. So let it be, a fairy tale of a smart farm. First of all,…

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January 6, 2021 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Satellite Ear Tags for Livestock Coming to Canada

When Heather Mundt sought an alternative to branding, a new livestock ear tag in development on the other side of the world opened the door for new management decision possibilities. Heather and her husband Brenton, who run a cow-calf operation and grain farm at Oyen, Alta., were interested in GPS ear tags for identification and…

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December 10, 2020 Innovation & Technology

What We’re Reading | Drone Use

Farmers have seen hundreds of technologies come and go that didn’t prove their worth. So when drones started circling over agriculture a few years ago, it wasn’t surprising the hype of their practicality was met with great skepticism. While some products were good, others were simply not suited for ag.  By developing an end-to-end solution…

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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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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/07/2024

Steers

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Heifers

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Choice Steers

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Rail: 312.00-315.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

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Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 276.34

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
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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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