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    ABP has developed a curated list of wildfire resources for livestock owners in Alberta. On it you'll find quick links to emergency alerts, livestock evacuee information, and more.

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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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October 6, 2023 What We're Reading

‘Situation is not ideal’

By Alex McCuaig, Western Producer A generational hydrological drought is occurring in rivers in southern Alberta, resulting in water levels rivaling the lowest seen in 50 years, the activation of a county’s emergency operations and a warning from the province. “While it appears we will be able to complete the 2023 irrigation season without significant…

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September 29, 2023 What We're Reading

The link between toe tip necrosis in cattle and flooring

By Murray Jelinski, Canadian Cattleman Toe tip necrosis syndrome is a hind-limb lameness of feedlot cattle that develops days to weeks after arrival at the feedlot. This disease is also known by many other names: toe abscess, toe ulcer, P3 necrosis, toe necrosis, apical white line disease, apicus necrotica, and the list goes on. The disease…

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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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September 1, 2023 Trailblazers

What We’re Reading | Minnie Lou Bradley: What She Sees, She Gets

By Ross Hecox for the National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University Uncomfortable silence fell across the room as Minnie Lou Ottinger and Rusty Bradley stared at each other across the dining table.  Although it has been 71 years since that moment, Minnie Lou still vividly remembers how the Bradley family and several seasoned cowboys…

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August 11, 2023 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | Research identifies cow efficiency

By Karen Briere, The Western Producer Forage-efficient cows maintain their back fat during winter, calve earlier in the calving season and wean heavier calves relative to their own weight, according to a University of Saskatchewan study. Dr. Greg Penner said the study shows how cow-calf producers can assess their cows without relying on feed-use efficiency, which…

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August 4, 2023 Checking in with ABP

What We’re Reading | He was a renowned Ontario livestock painter. Now Ross Butler’s collection could be sold off

By Rebecca Zandbergen, CBC News Ross Butler of Woodstock, Ont., first came to prominence as a livestock painter in the 1930s when a number of Canadian horse and cattle breed committees hired him to paint their idea of a perfect specimen. “For several years, he was known as the world’s leading livestock artist, which was a…

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July 21, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Canada’s cattle ranchers rebrand as grassland protectors to counter beef’s bad rap

By Paula Duhatschek, CBC Calgary Inside an agricultural exhibition building at the Calgary Stampede, kids practise rotating cattle through different areas of pasture, earning “carbon points” as they go if they can avoid under- or overgrazing the land. They’re playing Guardians of the Grasslands, a computer game that was produced with funding from a government grant program, the charitable arm…

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July 14, 2023 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Alberta’s iconic cattle ranches face critical moment as two-year drought continues

By Kate Helmore, The Globe and Mail Rachel Herbert spent the past few days fixing up her water pump. The water in her well was barely reaching it. The surrounding streams had slowed to a trickle, or were bone dry. Her cattle ranch, Trail’s End Beef, is located in Nanton, Alta., a community that has received a…

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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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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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June 23, 2023 Checking in with ABP

What We’re Reading | The story of Cecil George Harris’s historic will is also a chilling lesson in farm safety

By Merle Massie for CBC News Saskatoon It was a will that would go down in history. Shortly after lunch on June 8, 1948 — exactly 75 years ago — Cecil George Harris went out to work on his farm in the McGee district in the RM of Pleasant Valley near Rosetown, Sask. The plan…

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  • Wildfire Resources

    ABP has developed a curated list of wildfire resources for livestock owners in Alberta. On it you'll find quick links to emergency alerts, livestock evacuee information, and more.

    Access the Resources

Cattle Report

Updated: 17/05/2024

Steers

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Heifers

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Choice Heifers

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Boner Cows

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Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
5-Aug-24 234 326 --
2-Sep-24 232 330 --
30-Sep-24 230 332 3572
28-Oct-24 228 332 372
25-Nov-24 226 326 368
23-Dec-24 230 318 364
20-Jan-25 234 320 --
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

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