Tag: Tim Oleksyn

Recent rains fail to ease moisture concerns of Prairie pastures

Ranchers in Western Canada have faced some real challenges this spring. For some early calvers the late winter posed some serious problems for mortality, and now the hot, dry conditions are posing major grass concerns. There has been talk of cattle already being pulled off southern pastures to be moved up north. From a marketing,… Read more »

Research Priorities Laid Out for Antimicrobial Use in Beef Cattle

There’s no doubt concerns around antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are growing.¬†According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the States sees at least “2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.” In response to these¬†concerns, the federal government released¬†Antimicrobial… Read more »

Where Will the Money for Beef Research Come From? A Look Ahead to 2020

In January, the National Beef Strategic Planning Group published its strategic goals for 2020 in a paper that brought to light the full depth of funding issues being faced by the industry. “Since the National Check-off was introduced in 2002,” the report reads, “inflation and a reduced number of marketings resulted in less check-off collected,… Read more »