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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

One-stop shop for eco-services programs

Looking for an ecosystem services program that fits your operation? Alberta Beef Producers has created a seven-page fact sheet of several dozen programs. These include programs focused on conservation; wetland protection and management; and offsets. The fact sheet also breaks out several programs from Ducks Unlimited Canada, projects funded under Growing Forward 2, and Alternative […] Read more

Cow and a Calf

Taking care of business

First sessions begin Nov. 14

The theme of this year’s Cow-Calfenomics sessions is enhancing farm business decisions in the cow-calf sector. Topics this year will include the market situation and outlook from Anne Wasko, use of risk management tools, business structures for new entrants, production enterprise analysis, Agriprofit$, a guide to agricultural credit, and the value of having a mentor. […] Read more

Have your say at Alberta Beef Producers’ meetings

Meetings run from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6

Alberta Beef Producers’ fall meetings are about to get underway, and with 25 meetings across the province, producers won’t have to travel far to attend one. Along with delegate elections in Zones 5, 8, and 9, the meetings also provide an opportunity for producers to speak directly to delegates and directors about issues and concerns. […] Read more

Last call for delegate nominations to ABP

There’s still time to put your name forward for delegate elections to Alberta Beef Producers. Delegates provide leadership to the organization, and are a critical connection to grassroots producers in their zones. They need to engage with local producers to hear ideas, concerns and issues; and bring them forward to ABP so they can be […] Read more

Satellite insurance forage survey

Alberta Beef Producers and the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association are conducting a risk management and insurance survey for forage producers to provide information that may be used to design more effective insurance and risk management tools for forage producers. This includes hay, grass, alfalfa, native pasture, and improved pasture. The survey can be found at […] Read more

A helicopter bucketing a forest fire in the Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Helping those affected by B.C. wildfires

Our thoughts are with those impacted by the devastating wildfires in British Columbia. We know how much producers care about their cattle and how hard it is to see them in distress. Alberta Beef Producers is calling on cattle producers in our province to help support our neighbouring producers in any way we can. The […] Read more

Tell your beef story and win $1,000

Deadline for entries is June 2

Are you between the ages of eight and 21, and involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows, or beef production? Then you could win one of three cash prizes in the ABP Young Guns Contest. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and 4-H Alberta’s centenary, entrants are being asked to celebrate their beef story. Entries can […] Read more