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Environmental stewardship award nominations open

Nominations open until July 15

Alberta Beef Producers is seeking nominations for its 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes cattle producers whose practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability. “We are asking producers to take this opportunity to share the unique environmental practices employed on their operation and to present the positive story about cattle producers’ […] Read more

The Radau Family of Coulee Crest Farms with the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award.

Coulee Crest Farms earns 2019 stewardship award

The Radau family makes one or two significant improvements in sustainability every year

The Radau family of Coulee Crest Farms in Red Deer County is the 2019 winner of the Environmental Stewardship Award. The environmental stewardship award from Alberta Beef Producers recognizes individuals and families who contribute to the land while improving productivity and profitability. Randy and Sandra Radau have been ranching at Coulee Crest Farms since 1989 […] Read more


Nominations sought for environmental stewardship award

Deadline for nominations is July 15

The Alberta Beef Producers is seeking nominations for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes producers whose stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability. The nomination form can be found at the Alberta Beef Producers’ website, or by contacting the ABP office (403-275-4400) or your local delegate. The winner will […] Read more

In a video profiling Shoestring Ranch, Ian Murray describes the philosophy that drives management decisions at his operation.

First the cows, then the grass, and then the soil

Winner of top environmental award for cattle producers says stewardship is a journey that never ends

‘Sustainable’ isn’t a word that finds a lot of favour with this year’s winner of one of the provincial farm sector’s leading environmental awards. “I prefer to use the word regenerative,” Ian Murray says in a video portraying the work he and wife Carman have done at Shoestring Ranch. “I don’t want our ranch to […] Read more


Nominate a great steward for environmental award

Deadline for nominations is July 15

Alberta Beef Producers is seeking nominations for the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes cattle producers whose stewardship practices contribute to the environment, and enhance productivity and profitability. Applicants are invited to share the unique environmental practices employed on their operation and to present the positive story about cattle producers’ contribution to the environment. […] Read more

Nominees for Environmental Stewardship Award sought

Nomination deadline is July 1

The Alberta Beef Producers is seeking nominations for the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award, which recognizes cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability. The winner will receive a commemorative gate sign, a video highlighting their ranching operation, and an all-expenses-paid trip from anywhere in Alberta to the […] Read more


Working on horseback is a mainstay at Bar S Ranch, this year’s winner of Alberta Beef Producers’ 
environmental stewardship award.

Stewardship is also good business on Bar S Ranch

Good stewardship is also good for the bottom line, says this year’s winner of Alberta Beef Producers’ environmental stewardship award. “Environmental benefits go hand in hand with sustainable management principles,” said Clay Chattaway of Bar S Ranch, located in the Chain Lakes area near Nanton. “If you’re using good management practices, the environment benefits because […] Read more