GFM Network News


Beef researcher mentorships available

Application deadline is June 1

Applications for the 2016-17 Beef Cattle Research Council’s Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted. Four researchers were selected for the program last year and paired with mentors — innovative producers and industry experts — for a one-year term, which ends on July 31. They have reported very successful and valuable experiences, including establishing […] Read more

Knowing which of your cattle are pregnant and putting the open ones on a high-energy ration can make you significant money.

When does it pay to preg check your cattle?

At current prices, feeding open cows a high-energy ration for 90 days is the smart financial move

According to the 2015 Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey, 60 per cent of producers include pregnancy detection as part of their management strategy. That’s up from 49 per cent nearly two decades ago. But the question remains as to why 40 per cent of producers in Western Canada choose not to preg check their cows. Assuming […] Read more


Nominations sought for outstanding researcher

Nominations will be accepted until May 1

Nominations are being sought for the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. The award is presented by the Beef Cattle Research Council to recognize a researcher or scientist whose work has contributed to advancements in the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry. Nominations are welcome from anyone in the beef […] Read more

Funding for forage research

Call for forage research proposals with $1 million in funding available

Alberta Beef Producers and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency have put out a call for forage research proposals, with $1 million in funding available. “Forage is the key driver of Alberta’s cattle industry competitiveness, accounting for two-thirds of costs,” Alberta Beef Producers said in a statement. The priority research areas eligible for funding are: […] Read more