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Funding available for beef sector in Alberta

The Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent Program promotes the use of best practices and technologies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Members of Alberta’s livestock sector can now apply for funding to promote the use of best practices and technologies that enhance productive capacity and maintain social licence for agri-food industries in the province. The Growing Forward 2 Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent Program is aimed at enhancing competitiveness in domestic and international markets by encouraging adaptability […] Read more

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Beef sector blueprint explained

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cattle organizations behind the new industry blueprint have put out a pair of videos outlining the strategy behind the recently released Canada’s National Beef Strategy. The strategy has three specific goals to be achieved by 2020: Boost production efficiency by 15 per cent Increase carcass cut-out value by 15 per cent Reduce cost disadvantage relative […] Read more

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Oil price plunge will affect Alberta agriculture and the beef sector

The loonie has followed oil prices down and this will impact 
everything from feeder prices to packing plant utilization

Reading Time: 3 minutes The price of crude oil has fallen a long way since hitting $110 in July 2013 — and the debate on how long this drop will last, and what it will do to the economy, will continue for some time to come. The plunge in oil prices will create winners and losers — the question […] Read more