The Beef Cattle Research Council’s Future Farm scenarios has looked at the five-year financial impact of investing in rotational grazing management or tightening up the calving season. Drawing on findings from the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network, the scenarios exercise looked at where to invest in infrastructure to best improve profitability. For both questions… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this early October edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Dr. Reynold Bergen of the Beef Cattle Research Council on transport rules for calves, and from Dr. David Kohl, with Virginia Tech, on goal setting. Don’t miss our spotlight interview with Mike Biernacki of ConnectFirst Credit Union,… Read More

Johne’s disease can be tricky to detect but with cases on the rise, it’s vitally important that producers are armed with proper knowledge and are choosing the best testing option for the herd. A new online testing decision tool, developed by a team led by Dr. Cheryl Waldner, the NSERC/BCRC Industrial Research Chair in One Health… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has announced the participants in the 2021-22 Beef Researcher Mentorship program. Following an open application process, four researchers from across Canada were selected: Dr. Gleise Medeiros da Silva, who recently joined the faculty at the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta as an… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has created a new webpage title “Beef Cattle and the Carbon Cycle” to assist individuals, organizations, and entire industries working to better understand the environmental implications of their activities. The webpage, which can be found here, defines terms like carbon sequestration, climate change, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, and… Read More

Dr. Karen Beauchemin has been awarded the 2020 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. Awarded during the 2020 virtual Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), the award recognizes Beauchemin for her work focused on developing nutritional knowledge and technologies for the beef and dairy industries to improve the efficiency of production and reduce… Read More

When deciding on a forage species or mix for hay or pasture, the options can be overwhelming. A new resource can help make the decision easier and can assist in determining seeding rates, weed management, and more. The Forage U-Pick tool, created by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), matches forage species to growing conditions,… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) amendments to Health of Animals Regulations are set to come into force February 20, 2020, but, in the case of cattle, at least, it’s unclear if the changes will actually benefit the livestock being transported. For cattle, the big changes proposed centre around the maximum allowable time in transit,… Read More

Nominations are now open for the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. The award has been presented by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) for the past four years. According to a press release, nominations are welcome from all stakeholders of the Canadian beef industry and will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised… Read More


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