A Year in Review: Outcomes of Your Investments in Canadian Beef Research and Extension

 

Where exactly are my Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off funds allocated to research going? How have the circumstances of the past year impacted beef research and extension? What has the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) been up to lately? Answers to these questions and more can be found in the BCRC’s new report.  
BCRC 2020-2021 Year in Review Report
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2020-2021 Year in Review provides a visual representation of the BCRC Results Report, which is submitted annually to the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off Agency. The new report offers a reader-friendly snapshot of the fiscal year’s activities and results 

“So much has happened during the past year – from the COVID-19 pandemic to the drought that impacted cattle producers across much of the country,” said BCRC Executive Director Andrea Brocklebank.  “While there has been much uncertainty in the industry in 2020-2021, Canada’s beef producers remain tenacious, researchers have proven to be innovative and the Beef Cattle Research Council is resolute to move forward as a leader in beef research and extension.”  

The 2020-2021 Year in Review spotlights a few of the key research and extension projects that were funded during the past year. There were 23 research and extension projects reporting activities between April 2020 and March 2021 through the current Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster, as well as 25 priority research projects. While most results will be presented upon completion, the new report features a few of the preliminary findings.  Continue reading

Guidelines for Conducting On-farm Research: COVID-19 Information for Researchers & Canadian Beef Operations

 

Download the full PDF version here.

Consider postponing on-farm research activities that require more than one person or interaction with farm operators whenever possible until provincial health guidelines relax physical distancing recommendations.



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As Business Continues, Stay Safe During COVID-19



The Canadian beef business prides itself on the value of a handshake, but with the ongoing #COVID19 situation, it is important for producers to practice social distancing and follow self-isolation guidelines as required.

There are many production practices, such as vaccinations and processing, that must continue to take place for the health and welfare of animals. There are also other activities and events, including cattle sales, shipments, or brandings, that will continue in order for the beef production cycle to run as smoothly as possible.

Producers should be familiar with specific requirements from their provinces and territories to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves, their families, and their employees. In addition, practical and important industry-specific guidelines that producers should follow include:

Informational Webinar: Managing Farm Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic March 27th

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), the National Cattle Feeders Association (NCFA) and the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) are hosting an informational webinar about managing farm employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When: Friday, March 27th at 1:00 pm MT

Where: Register here



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Recommendations for Canadian Cattle Sales During COVID-19

The following list has been compiled to assist with guidance regarding COVID-19 and cattle sales.

These are recommendations that were made through consultation of the Public Health Agency of Canada website found here. This is not an exhaustive list and businesses should stay up to date on their government recommendations and regional requirements.

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