Deer Creek Livestock recognized for environmental stewardship

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Deer Creek Livestock Co. is the winner of the 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award from Alberta Beef Producers recognizes a cattle operation demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship that contributes to the land while improving productivity and profitability.

The Deer Creek Livestock shareholder group purchased the ranch, located near Milk River, in 2011 from the Gilchrist family. They have completed 113 range health assessments and 16 tame pasture health assessments from 2008 to 2014, erected hawk poles, and installed solar fencing/watering sites to manage grazing and keep cattle off the riverbanks.

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