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Verified Beef Production Plus launches expanded website

The Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program has a new website, with information for both consumers and producers. The website,, has information on topics such as VBP+ online training, five easy steps for getting on the program, and details on modules for animal care, biosecurity, and environmental stewardship. There is also an auction listing […] Read more

Mentoring program seeks up-and-coming researchers

Application deadline is May 1

Applications for the Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted. Now in its fourth year, the program pairs up-and-coming researchers with two mentors — an innovative producer and another industry expert — for a one-year term beginning in August. Each of the 11 researchers who have participated in the program have reported very successful […] Read more

Nominations sought for outstanding beef scientist

Nominations must be received by May 1

Do you know a researcher or scientist who has helped make the Canadian beef industry more competitive and sustainable? The Beef Cattle Research Council is looking for nominations for the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. Read more: Mentoring program seeks up-and-coming researchers The award is for researchers who have been active in […] Read more

The lowdown on how TB is managed

Webinar scheduled for March 2

The Beef Cattle Research Council is hosting a webinar on understanding bovine TB and how it is managed in Canada. The March 2 webinar will provide background information on bovine tuberculosis, including how the bacteria functions, how the disease spreads, and the testing process. Canada’s surveillance program, as well as some general biosecurity advice to […] Read more

Set the agenda for Bov-Innovation

The Beef Cattle Research Council wants beef producers to take a 10-minute survey on what topics they would like to see presented during Bov-Innovation at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in August 2017. Bov-Innovation is an extension event for producers and features innovative, underutilized, or emerging production practices that feedlot and cow-calf operators may want […] Read more

The economics of pregnancy testing

Webinar starts on Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Beef Cattle Research Council is hosting a webinar on the economics of preg checking on Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The webinar will also look at whether it is more profitable for your operation to cull cows in the fall or spring. The speakers will be Brenna Grant (manager at Canfax Research Services), Dr. Jessica […] Read more

Renowned Alberta researcher honoured

Tim McAllister has been awarded the 2016 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. McAllister, who grew up on a cow-calf operation near Innisfail, has gained international recognition for his work on antimicrobial resistance, beef cattle nutrition, silage science, greenhouse gas emissions, E. coli 0157:H7, and prion science. He is a principal research […] Read more

Get beef innovation in a hurry

Canadian Beef Industry Conference runs from Aug. 9-11

The Beef Cattle Research Council is holding a new extension event for producers — called Bov-Innovation — at the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary on Aug. 9-11. The Aug. 10 event will feature information on innovative and emerging production practices for feedlot and cow-calf operators delivered by experts in a fast-paced lightning-round style. […] Read more