2018 Highlights and Deliverables

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research. Our mandate is to

  • determine and communicate the Canadian beef cattle industry’s research and development priorities, and
  • administer the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off funds that have been assigned by producers to research

The BCRC’s research priorities focus on

  • improving competitiveness in the production of Canadian beef cattle,
  • supporting science-based policy, regulation and trade,
  • supporting science-based public education and advocacy,
  • supporting the Canadian Beef Advantage, and
  • accelerating the adoption of beneficial innovations by the Canadian beef industry.

The BCRC invites and funds projects and initiatives that have the greatest potential to benefit the sustainability and competitiveness of Canada’s beef industry. The BCRC is led by a committee of beef producers who proportionally represent each province’s research allocation of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off.

2018 has been a transition year for the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) in terms of both funding and program administration. An increase in the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off from $1 to $2.50 per head in most provinces and revised allocations to research has grown the BCRC’s research budget from approximately 15 cents to Continue reading

BCRC progress and activity in 2017

This annual report highlights the BCRC’s core activities during the past year.

On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 18% of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off, and plays a key role in leveraging additional funding for beef cattle research. Recognizing this, the Council works to ensure the highest return on investment possible for industry contributions to research through ongoing consultation with other provincial and national funding organizations.

Investments in beef research have several benefits, including an improved ability to meet increasing global food demand and supporting responsible production efficiencies and profitability of Canadian beef cattle producers. Advancements in the Continue reading

BCRC progress and activities in 2016

This annual report highlights the BCRC’s main successes and core activities in 2016. To download a printer-friendly PDF version, click here: http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/2016_BCRC_Annual_Report.pdf

On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 18% of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off, and plays a key role in leveraging additional funding for beef cattle research. Recognizing this, the Council works to ensure the highest return on investment possible for industry contributions to research through ongoing consultation with other provincial and national funding organizations.

Investments in beef research have several benefits, including an improved ability to meet increasing global food demand and supporting responsible production efficiencies and profitability of Canadian beef cattle producers. Advancements in the industry also positively impact the nation’s economy.

Canada’s Beef Cattle Industry Science Clusters

The first Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster directed $10.5 million to 32 research projects between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2013.  Joint industry and government commitments to the second Cluster (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2018) totaled Continue reading

BCRC progress and activities in 2015

This annual report highlights the BCRC’s main successes and core activities in 2015. To download a printer-friendly PDF version, click here: http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/2015_BCRC_annual_report.pdf


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The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research. Its mandate is to determine research and development priorities for the Canadian beef cattle industry and to administer National Check-off funds allocated to research. The BCRC is led by a committee of beef producers who proportionally represent each province’s research allocation of the National Check-off.

On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 18% of the National Check-off, and plays a key role in leveraging additional funding for beef cattle research. Recognizing this, the Council works to ensure the highest return on investment possible for industry contributions to research through ongoing consultation with other provincial and national funding organizations.

Investments in beef research have several benefits, including Continue reading

BCRC Progress and Activities in 2014

This annual report highlights the BCRC’s main successes and core activities in 2014. To download a printer-friendly PDF version, click here: http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/2014_BCRC_annual_report.pdf



The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef research. Its mandate is to determine research and development priorities for the Canadian beef cattle industry and to administer National Check-off funds allocated to research. The BCRC is led by a committee of beef producers who proportionally represent each province’s research allocation of the National Check-off.

On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 16% of the National Check-off, and plays a key role in leveraging additional funding for beef, cattle and forage research. Recognizing this, the Council works to ensure the highest return on investment possible for industry contributions to research through ongoing consultation with other provincial and national funding organizations.

Canada’s Beef Cattle Industry Science Clusters

The first Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster directed Continue reading

BCRC Progress and Activities in 2013

This annual report highlights the BCRC’s successes and core activities in 2013. To download a printer-friendly PDF version, click here: http://www.beefresearch.ca/files/pdf/2013_bcrc_annual_report.pdf

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef research. Its mandate is to determine research and development priorities for the Canadian beef cattle industry and to administer National Check-off funds allocated to research. The BCRC is led by a committee of beef producers who proportionally represent each province’s research allocation of the National Check-off. Continue reading