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What’s in the beef research pipeline?

An increase in the national beef checkoff (from $1 to $2.50 per head in most provinces) has increased the Beef Cattle Research Council’s research budget to about 75 cents per head (versus 15 cents previously).

Under the new Beef Science Cluster III program — which runs until March 31, 2023 — $21 million will go to 26 research projects (with $5 million coming from the checkoff). The projects cover a wide range of areas, including camera-based carcass grading; improved disease surveillance; cattle transport; and reducing the need for antimicrobials to treat bovine respiratory disease.

Details on all 26 projects can be found at the BCRC website (PDF).

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