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Cattle inspection fee increases by 25 cents

Fee amount has been unchanged since 2012

Livestock Identification Services (LIS) has been given provincial approval to increase its cattle inspection fee to $1.50 per head from the current $1.25 per head. This fee increase is just the second in 24 years and was “supported by all sectors of the cattle industry.” Fees in both B.C. ($1.80/head) and Saskatchewan ($2.75/head) are higher. […] Read more


Have you been affected by drought?

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is currently collecting information on conditions and impact of the drought in Western Canada. It’s asking producers to take an online survey, which takes about three minutes to complete. “This information helps justify and document the necessity for programs such as Livestock Tax Deferral,” it said, adding the results will be […] Read more



Alberta Beef Producers looking for candidates

Nominations close August 31

Alberta Beef Producers is currently accepting nominations for delegates to run in its 2018 fall elections. Producers in each of the nine geographic zones in the province can elect up to five delegates and one cattle feeder delegate to serve two-year terms. However, elections are staggered so this year, two producer delegate positions are open […] Read more


Learning about grasslands at Glenbow Ranch

Alberta Beef Producers has partnered with the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation on a program that gives school kids a chance to learn about native grasslands and the role cattle play in these threatened ecosystems. The Explore Grasslands Program is open to elementary and high school classes, and includes a half-day program for Grade 4 students […] Read more



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Anthrax an increased threat this summer

Weather conditions have created the ‘perfect storm’ for increased anthrax risk in many parts of the country. The highly contagious and infectious soil-borne disease can infect most mammals, but especially bison and beef cattle. It is most common if there is a drought after soil has been disturbed (such as by flooding, heavy rains, soil […] Read more


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Only Alberta beef at Calgary Co-op stores

All of Calgary Co-op’s food stores will be exclusively stocking and selling fresh Alberta beef. The “Only Alberta Beef” commitment marks the first time a major grocery retailer in the Calgary area is promising only locally produced fresh beef to its members. The co-op is partnering with JBS Canada in Brooks to ensure all of […] Read more



ABP’s Young Guns Contest now open

Deadline for entries is June 1

Are you between the ages of eight and 21, and involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production? This is your opportunity to win one of three prizes in the ABP Young Guns Contest. This year we want to know what connects you to the land in Alberta where we produce the best […] Read more


Nominations sought for environmental stewardship award

Deadline for nominations is July 15

The Alberta Beef Producers is seeking nominations for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes producers whose stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability. The nomination form can be found at the Alberta Beef Producers’ website, or by contacting the ABP office (403-275-4400) or your local delegate. The winner will […] Read more



Innovative rancher recognized for leadership

Madden-area rancher Graeme Finn is the 2018 recipient of Alberta Forage Industry Network’s leadership award. It recognizes individuals showing leadership “in the areas of research, extension or promotion of the economic and environmental benefits of native rangeland, seeded pasture or hay land,” the forage network said in a press release. The organization cited Finn’s passion […] Read more


Beef checkoff going up April 1

The national beef checkoff will increase to $2.50 per head (from $1) effective April 1. The increase levy will be used to support research, market development and promotion. This increase was supported by provincial beef producers in every zone at the Alberta Beef Producers 2015 fall meetings. The increase to the national checkoff, along with […] Read more