New beef cattle researcher award offered

For researchers involved in programs related to competitiveness and sustainability

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The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has introduced a new award that honours outstanding researchers for their contribution to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation will publicly recognize scientists and academics actively involved in strong research programs aligned with industry priorities, continually engage with industry stakeholders, and demonstrate their passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork, and mentorship.

To be eligible, individuals must have been actively involved in research or programs that benefited the Canadian beef industry within the past five years related to economics, production competitiveness, animal health and welfare, beef quality or safety, environmental stewardship, social licence or technology transfer.

Nominations for the 2015 award are now being accepted by the BCRC and must be submitted no later than July 27, 2015. The first recipient will be announced in fall 2015. The nomination form is available at the Beef Cattle Research Council website.

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