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Members of Soderglen Ranches team at their annual bull sale in February, which is held at the operation’s ranch near Airdrie.

Soderglen Ranches recognized for its innovation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Soderglen Ranches is a 2021 recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award given out by AgSights, a not-for-profit co-operative specializing in data capture in the food chain. The award is presented periodically to recognize exemplary contributions to livestock improvement and is named after progressive beef producer Mark Warren. Soderglen Ranches’ “commitment to excellence through innovation […] Read more

Because 85 per cent of his ranch is native rangeland, Sean McGrath selects genetics that will accommodate things like reduced milk production.

Matchmaking: Select cattle genetics that are a fit for your operation

Factors such as forage quality or even how far cattle walk can be key when selecting genetics

Reading Time: 4 minutes Putting cattle into an environment that doesn’t suit them is like jamming a round peg in a square hole — you might be able to make it work, but it’s going to take some effort. “Genetic selection is really about putting DNA into production,” said Vermilion-area beef producer Sean McGrath. “You’re buying DNA and you’re […] Read more



Trade mission to Turkey opens doors

Trade mission to Turkey opens doors

Need to upgrade cattle, sheep and goat genetics offers 
opportunities for Alberta companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes A provincial trade mission to Turkey has identified significant opportunities for Alberta in the areas of sheep and goat genetics, live cattle and cattle genetics, pulses, pet food, and agriculture-focused post-secondary education and training. The Alberta delegation included OC Flock Management (a Bowden-based company specializing in small ruminants’ reproductive technologies and genetics), ITS Global (a […] Read more