Four Canadian researchers have been paired with mentors in the industry through the Beef Cattle Research Council’s (BCRC) Beef Researcher Mentorship Program. The program links new researchers with two mentors working in relevant areas of the Canadian beef industry. Part of the mentorship award also includes a travel budget to attend industry events and actively… Read More

It’s been over four years since the federal government changed the rules regarding accessing antibiotic and antimicrobial products for livestock use.  A key change to antimicrobial access was the move to requiring that any livestock producer seeking antibiotic products must have a vet-client-patient relationship (VCPR). It also meant that many common medications were removed from… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council, a division of the Canadian Cattle Association, will administer $12 million under the new Beef and Forage Cluster announced today at the Calgary Stampede. The funding is through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, part of the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership that started in April… Read More

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

 

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