Northlands Purebred Beef Spotlight
Longtime judge and seedstock rancher Dawn Wilson of
spoke to Western Producer about Miller Wilson Angus whether show-ring cattle succeed commercially as well. “The purebred people have a critical job to supply new genetics to the industry,” she said. “If we’re not delivering something to enhance, we’re not doing our job. In general, we do well with providing what the commercial market desires, and that branch of the industry puts a solid product on the consumer’s plates.”
did well at the Miller Wilson Angus Heartland Cattlemen’s Classic in February, with three Grand Champion prizes. Blair and Lois McRae of Mar Mac Farms, who have exhibited in the past at Edmonton’s
and the Canadian Western Farmfair International , received the Agribition Manitoba Simmental Association’s A.O Henuset Ambassador Award.
shared pictures from its Carpathian Land and Livestock recent cattle drive to the community pasture.
has Chittick Family Farms purebred registered Simmental and Angus bulls ready to work.
has MT Bar Ranch Eddie the Eagle semen, exportable to Canada, Australia, and the U.S.
presented its Alberta Beef Producers 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award to Scott and Elan Lees of Soderglen Ranches. Here’s a video of the ranch. The
shone a spotlight on Alberta Cattle Feeders Association Korova Feeders, an Acme company that was awarded $5 million from Emissions Reduction Alberta to increase the sustainability of its feedlot. Here’s more on the innovations funded through the Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge. A feed additive called 3-NOP has been shown to
reduce methane emissions considerably in a large-scale trial in beef cattle supported in part by the . Alberta Cattle Feeders Association Canadian Beef Advisors, an industry group that includes the
and the Canadian Beef Breeds Council , has released a Canadian Cattlemen’s Association new set of 10-year goals, with a focus on soil and water quality, human health and safety, beef quality, and boosting efficiency through technology. Here’s more on the goals. The Startup Women Podcast interviewed
Kara Enright of the Enright Cattle Company in Ontario — she has served on the board of the . Canadian Simmental Association Gleise M. Silva is looking forward to speaking with producers as the first person to hold the new
chair in beef production systems, funded by the Beef Cattle Research Council and the Hays family, at the University of Alberta’s . Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Jill Harvie of Harvie Ranching spoke to Marty Seymour about
cutting edge cattle breeding on ‘s Talking Farm and Food podcast. Farm Credit Canada
recapped its Lakeland College virtual auction for the cattle and other livestock raised at the Student-Managed Farm.
did an interview with Dave Sibbald, chair of the Canadian Beef Improvement Network about Livestock Gentec the promise of better genetics to help the industry. The CBIN’s first executive committee has been named. The
published an article on Mexico Angus Association semen processing (in Spanish).
has been given the go-ahead to hold the Stettler District Beef 4-H Show and Sale in person — Stettler Auction Mart here are the steers up for sale. The Durango Cattle Grower Association (or
) is celebrating its Union Ganadera Regional de Durango 80th anniversary this year.
is planning a Agribition full, live event in Regina from Nov. 22 to 27, with 12 national breed shows. CEO Chris Lane spoke to CTV about what Agribition is planning.
and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry have launched the Alberta Pork Squeal on Pigs campaign to encourage Albertans to report sightings of wild boar, Allison Ammeter, past chair of
, spoke to Alberta Farmer Express about the Alberta Pulse Growers demise of the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta. The
announced the Canadian Bison Association International Bison Convention will be held in Saskatoon on July 12-15, 2022. The
, which usually happens on the May long weekend, has been Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition cancelled for the second year in a row.
has joined AVAC to fund Farm Credit Canada Carrot Ventures, a $15-million fund to help commercialize ag-tech intellectual property. The
is planning a Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo big post-COVID comeback in 2022 that will include a special George Strait concert and a rodeo running Feb. 28 to March 20.
and Lethbridge College have Olds College signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces on agriculture research. The
has received just under $115,000 from the federal government and almost $96,000 from the province for Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association COVID-19 technology and safety upgrades. The
has been among the vocal opponents of the Western Stock Growers Association Alberta government’s moves to change coal development policy in the Eastern Slopes.
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