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McDonald’s resuming all-Canadian beef supply

'Supply adjustment' ends next month, company says

Updated, Aug. 18 — McDonald’s Canada’s pandemic-related “supply adjustment,” in which the burger chain cut its Canadian beef purchases to below 100 per cent, is set to end next month. The Canadian arm of the U.S. fast food giant announced Thursday it will resume its pre-pandemic policy of sourcing 100 per cent Canadian beef, starting […] Read more

These six multi-tasking Angus enthusiasts were winners in the grand aggregate category at Showdown 2015. From left to right: Baxter Blair, 
Chad Lorenz, Brooke Bablitz, Keely Adams, Chris Jermey, and Halley Adams.

Albertans front and centre at Junior Angus Showdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Albertans took top honours at the Canadian Junior Angus Association’s recent Showdown 2015, capturing four of the six grand aggregate awards. Keely Adams from Forestburg won in the junior division (ages nine to 12), with Saskatchewan’s Baxter Blair as the reserve winner. Halley Adams of Forestburg was the grand aggregate winner in the intermediate division […] Read more

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What is genomics all about?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The genetic sequence of the first cow was published in 2009. This milestone was achieved through an international collaboration with 300 scientists in 25 countries and took six years to complete. The cow sequenced was a Hereford… additional breeds have also been sequenced, including Holstein, Angus, Jersey, Limousin, Norwegian Red and Brahman. This sequence information […] Read more

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App input wanted from cattle producers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Hereford, Simmental and Angus associations are looking at developing a mobile smartphone application for cow-calf producers integrated with Canadian breed association performance data. Integrated Traceability Solutions Global of Okotoks has been contracted to research what breeders want in a mobile app. An online survey, which takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete, can […] Read more