Posts from "December, 2008"

COOL costing $90 per head

According to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) November/December newsletter Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is so far costing Canadian cattle feeders and cow/calf producers about $90 per head. There is really no ‘good news’ scenario to this situation. COOL refers to legislation introduced in the U.S. earlier this fall, that requires all meat – beef, pork

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Beef facts you’ve been dying to know

Here are some facts about the Canadian beef industry, you probably didn’t know – and these come via Neil French, a beef specialist and instructor at Olds College.  Largest cattle producers – Assuming on any given day there are a little over a billion head on cattle on the planet, India has the largest cattle

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Lower cost back grounding

Back grounding calves over winter on swath grazing systems, as opposed to a feed yard can reduce costs by 30 to 50 percent, says a senior researcher with the Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC). Bart Lardner, who conducted research at the WBDC’s Termuende Research Farm, near Lanigan, Sask., told producers attending the Western Canadian Grazing

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Just call me The Beef Guru

I just got back from the Canada Beef School at Olds College, so please call me for any facts and definitive answers to questions about the Canadian beef industry you may have. Heck, I’ll even make it global – call with any questions you have about beef on the planet. I now have all the

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