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Fast facts regarding beef production and climate change Used with permission: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

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• The Canadian beef industry’s total GHG production is 23.38 MT, accounting for 3.2 per cent of Canada’s total. Canada’s total agriculture GHG production is 59 MT, accounting for eight per cent of Canada’s total GHG footprint. • Canadian beef has one of the lowest GHG footprints per unit of production in the world at 12.0 kg CO2 equivalent per kilogram of live weight, less than half of the world average. • The greenhouse gas footprint of the beef industry is due mainly to the production of methane (over 70 per cent), methane is a natural by-product of feed digestion in the intestinal tract of ruminants such as cattle and bison. • If valued at $15 CAD per tonne, carbon stored in prairie grasslands alone would be valued at $4.3. billion CAD

and over $11 billion CAD has been lost in the Parkland region due to grassland conversion to cropland, industrial and urban development. • It is estimated that GHG emissions could be cut by up to 20 per cent through uptake of mitigation strategies and another 5 per cent could be cut from reducing food waste by half. • Between 1981 and 2011, the Canadian beef industry reduced its GHG footprint by 15 per cent through advancements in technology

and management that enabled industry to produce the same amount of beef in 2011 compared to 1981, all with 29 per cent less breeding stock, 27 per cent fewer slaughter cattle, and 24 per cent less land. • Canadian beef industry produces ~two per cent of the world’s beef and contributes an estimated $33 billion CAD to the Canadian economy. • Beef production in Canada utilizes 21 million hectares of agriculture land of which 94 per cent is pasture and forage land.



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Beef Cattle Research Council National Beef Strategy From the Beef Cattle Research Council www.BeefResearch.ca

The Beef Cattle Research Council will continue to play an integral role in achieving several of the industry goals identified in the National Beef Strategy through strategic investments in research and extension. The proposed increase in Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off will be integral to maintaining existing BCRC research programming to ensure continued improvements are made in: • Forage and Grassland Productivity • Environmental Sustainability • Feed Grains and Feed Efficiency • Animal Health and Welfare • A ntimicrobial Use, Resistance and Alternatives • Food Safety • Beef Quality

Additional funding would enable an expansion of research programming into high priority areas, such as strategic investment in research capacity in meat science and forage utilization, and the expansion of research surveillance networks to monitor antimicrobial resistance, production limiting diseases and other animal health information. A domestic and international research liaison would look for practices and technologies from across Canada and around the world that have the potential to benefit more producers here and find ways to modify them so Canadian producers can use them on their own operations. Additional funding would also enable greater national and regional extension network support and ongoing delivery of the Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program.


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Beef Cattle Research Council - Technology Transfer From the Beef Cattle Research Council www.BeefResearch.ca

The Beef Cattle Research Council continues to advance the implementation of its Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Transfer Strategy, which is a core activity of the Beef Science Clusters. The Beef Researcher Mentorship Program, which launched in 2014, continues to facilitate and encourage new applied beef-related researchers, especially those from non-Canadian agriculture backgrounds, to attend industry events and network with producers and other industry professionals. The program is advancing researchers’ appreciation of industry needs and fuelling their ambition to share their findings with a practical, solution-based focus. Another new extension video has been produced. What Beef Producers Need to Know about Environmental Footprint has exceeded 35,000 views on Facebook and YouTube combined. Bov-Innovation sessions were held at the 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Conference. The sessions focused on economic and reproductive factors of replacement heifer development, using feed analysis to balance rations and manage for mycotoxins, and how producers can leverage genomic technology PrairieCove_Stettler_Jan18.indd 1

on their commercial cattle operations. The BCRC website, www.beefresearch.ca, provides access to general information on research topics, summaries of in-progress and completed research projects, and information that helps producers make informed decisions on implementing innovation into their production practices. The website delivers various BCRC-produced and other valuable extension resources including articles, videos, webinars, and interactive decision making tools. Communications from the BCRC can also be found through various cattle organizations’ publications, and through a regular research column that appears in Canadian Cattlemen magazine.

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In addition to sponsoring research and technology development, the Beef Cattle Research Council oversees and supports the beef industry’s on-farm food safety program, Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+). VBP+ has worked with industry stakeholders to develop additional modules for animal care, biosecurity and environmental stewardship that are now available to producers. These modules are an opportunity for producers to secure further recognition for credible production practices. The program is now working with Canada’s Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) in a process to determine equivalency of VBP+ and ProAction (dairy equivalent) with the CRSB’s sustainability indicators. A new VBP+ website, www. verifiedbeefproductionplus.

ca, launched in March 2017. It houses a wealth of information for consumers and retailers and is a great resource for Canadian beef cattle producers. It also includes a Feeder Cattle Listing for those VBP+ Registered operations signed

onto the AgriClear platform. For More Information To learn more about BCRC initiatives and take advantage of our extension resources, visit www.beefresearch.ca and join the email list at www.beefresearch.ca/blog/subscribe.

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Alberta’s ranchers are busier than ever and are showing resourcefulness in ensuring it’s a sustainable industry.  Photo courtesy of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association


Thu Mon Mon Mon Sat Mon

Horse Sale 6 pm Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Bred Cow and Heifer Sale 12 pm Regular Cattle Sale 9 am

March 01-Mar 05-Mar 12-Mar 17-Mar 19-Mar 26-Mar

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Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Horse Sale 6 pm Friday Feeder Sale 10 am (Early Bird Calf Sale & Yearling Round Up) NO SALE IN LIEU Thanksgiving Friday Feeder Sale 10 am Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Regular Cattle Sale 9 am Friday Feeder Sale 10 am (Feature Angus Feeder Sale) Regular Cattle Sale 9 am

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National Beef Strategy - Why a national strategy?

From the NationalBeefStrategy.com Members are the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Beef Cattle Research Council, Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breed Council and the National Cattle Feeders Association

The Canadian beef industry is at a pivotal point in time. We are facing new challenges and opportunities with strong influences on the supply and demand of Canadian beef. • Demand for high quality protein is expected to continue to grow in most developing nations. The majority of markets closed due to BSE have been reopened, and a number of new trade agreements are coming into effect providing new opportunities for Canada’s beef industry. • Cattle numbers are down across much of the world. Canada experienced one of the largest liquidation phases in history with beef cow inventories dropping by 30% between 2005 and

2015. • Normally the current record high cattle prices would compel a strong and rapid expansion, however there is greater competition for acreage and expansion is expected to be slower than we have seen in previous cattle cycles. • Industry funding is challenged due to reduced cattle marketings and check-off collections, inflation and expiration of government development funds. • Consumers are increasingly concerned about production practices and impacts, such as environmental stewardship, animal welfare and sustainability. • Canada has an abundance of natural resources, and the finest beef cattle and beef cattle producers in the world. Combine that with the focus and ambition of a national strategy, and the industry can be positioned to take advantage of great opportunity.

The Canadian beef industry is at a pivotal time causing the need for a unified national strategy for industry groups. Photo by Karen Douglass


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What is the National Beef Strategy?

From the NationalBeefStrategy.com Members are the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Beef Cattle Research Council, Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breed Council and the National Cattle Feeders Association

A national beef strategy presents priorities, goals and funding needs to ensure the Canadian beef industry thrives well into the future, while building on the strengths of existing industry organizations. The strategy is structured around four pillars and goals that are aligned with the industry’s vision of being dynamic and profitable, and its mission to be the most trusted and competitive high quality beef cattle producer in the world, recognized for superior quality, safety, value, innovation and sustainable production methods. The pillars and goals of the National Beef Strategy are: • Beef Demand Increase carcass cutout value by 15 per cent by 2020

• Competitiveness Reduce cost disadvantages compared to main competitors by seven per cent by 2020 • Productivity Increase production efficiency by 15 per cent by 2020 • Connectivity Enhance synergies within industry and connect positively with consumers, the public, government, and partner industries.

To ensure the Canadian beef industry thrives, a National Beef Strategy helps lay out the future and goals for producers. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

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Beef Cattle Research Council - Annual report part 1 From the Beef Cattle Research Council www.BeefResearch.ca


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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 the Canadian Beef Cattle 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 Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off. On average nationally, the BCRC receives approximately 18 per cent 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 $20 million, including $14 million in funding from AAFC, $1 million in provincial government investments, and $5 million in funding from the research allocation of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off and provincial beef industry groups. Funding was directed to 26 research projects. A summary of every Cluster-funded project can be found on BeefResearch.ca. The first and second Clusters have proven to be a very successful step towards improving coordination of beef research funding in Canada including AAFC, BCRC, provincial governments, provincial cattle associations, and other industry funders. The Clusters motivated a growth of industry investment in research and technology transfer. Funding was focused on a comprehensive outcome-based research program directly aligned with industry’s vision and priorities, including capacity development in critical areas. Continued on Page B16

Friday, February 16, 2018

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Beef Cattle Research Council Annual Report part 2 Continued from Page B14 As a result, Cluster investments are generating meaningful, applicable knowledge and technologies for the industry, as well as extension tools to increase adoption of the innovations. The BCRC has worked extensively to renew the Cluster program under AAFC’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership and plan for the third Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster covering the period April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023. AAFC launched the program and released application forms in November. Our full application, based on several years of planning and consultation with numerous experts and stakeholders, as well as economic and practical analyses, was submitted to Ottawa in December. The proposed third Cluster, which builds upon Cluster I and II, aims to grow beef exports and supply growing global beef demand while enhancing competitiveness and public trust. Proposed activities will work to achieve priority objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy that the BCRC is most qualified to


deliver and do not duplicate activities already funded by other groups. The Canadian beef industry has a tremendous opportunity to increase productivity and grow Canadian beef exports to support broader economic growth. Activities proposed in the third Cluster are key to realizing that opportunity. Proposed activities will directly address climate change challenges, growing world population pressures, and knowledge gaps that impede public trust or the strength of regulatory systems. They will advance the science of past Clusters, address current and anticipated threats to Canadian beef production, benefit Canadian farmers and ranchers with access to new, practical knowledge and innovations that can improve their business and end products, and continue to improve the industry’s antimicrobial and environmental stewardship. AAFC’s funding commitments for the third Cluster are expected to be announced in early 2018. Following AAFC approval, the BCRC will initiate the new Cluster research projects and announce project details on BeefResearch.ca.


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We’ve often touted the nutritional benefits of beef in the statement: Beef is a source of 14 essential nutrients. With changes in data and classifications, Canada Beef is no longer using this statement and asks that our partner organizations do the same. Why the switch? • Beef is a source of 14 essential nutrients. The statement is no longer true. The healthfulness of beef hasn’t changed, but the ways nutrients are categorized has. For a nutrient to now qualify as a ‘source of ’ the food needs to contain at least 5 per cent Daily Value (DV) recommendation. • Lack of consistency. The fundamental issue with beef by numbers of essential nutrients is that there is a lack of consistency in the nutrient claim depending on the cut and size of the serving. For example, should we use 75g or 100g, cooked or raw, grinds or cuts, or an average of both combined? Nutrient claims can be quite different depending on which you use. • Do we look credible if our number is fluid and ever changing? With new Food Guide recommendations looming, serving sizes are up in the air – we don’t want to be in the position of changing claims repeatedly. This may weaken consumer confidence in the long run.

• What do the numbers mean? How does beef compare to other protein sources? Was ‘14 nutrients’ high or low? There are better ways to share the nutritional benefits of beef. • There’s confusion across the borders. When the U.S. National Cattle and Beef Association (NCBA) uses the statement that Beef is a source of 10 essential nutrients, how does that impact Canadian consumers’ confidence in our claims? www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/nutrition/beef-protein What will we say about the goodness of beef ? • Consumers tell us that it is powerful to talk about the nutrients that beef has and explain why these are significant to health – especially citing who is at risk for deficiency. Tell them the nutrients that make the mark for ‘source’ claims. • With the focus on plant-based diets, stress the importance of eating meat along with plant-based foods. Red meat has a powerful role to play in the context of a plate where 50 per cent is veg/fruit, 25 per cent is whole grains and 25 per cent should be meat and alternatives. Beef belongs on the plate. • Canadians are being asked to reduce red meat but Stats Canada data shows Canadians already consume quantities under the recommended 500g cooked meat per week. Let’s talk about the serving choices being on target.

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The Canadian beef industry’s water footprint is shrinking From the Beef Cattle Research Council www.BeefResearch.ca

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A Beef Cluster study led by the University of Manitoba’s Dr. Getahun Legesse Gizaw is measuring how the environmental footprint of Canada’s beef industry is changing. They’ve already reported that each kilogram of Canadian beef generated 15 per cent less greenhouse gas in 2011 than in 1981. A new paper from this team entitled “Water use intensity of Canadian beef production in 1981 as compared to 2011� was just published in Science of the Total Environment. What they did Researchers calculated the amount of “blue� and “green� water required to maintain Canada’s beef breeding herd, grow feed, background and finish cattle (including Holstein steers), and process beef in Canada in 1981 and 2011. Blue water (surface or groundwater deliberately used for a specific purpose) mainly includes cattle drinking water used by processing plants, and irrigation. Drinking water was easily calculated; the amount of water cattle drink depends on their age, body weight, weather, and whether they’re lactating. Blue water used to wash carcasses, beef, equipment and laundry in packing plants came from published research, World Bank statistics, and information from packers. Blue water for irrigation came from census information, expert opinion (e.g. types of irrigation systems used for different crops in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan), irrigation districts, and provincial government records. Green water (precipitation or rain water) used for dryland feed production was much more challenging to estimate. They first determined which pasture types, forages, feed grains and protein crops were most commonly used in Eastern and Western Canada in 1981 and 2011. For example, using annual crops for extended grazing was unusual in 1981 but quite common by 2011. The amount of water required by each crop at different stages of production was determined from published reports. The same crop may have different water requirements depending on when and where it’s grown. For example, barley seeded in July for swath-grazing experiences different growing conditions and has different water requirements than barley seeded earlier for silage or grain. Yield records for each crop came from 82 Census Agricultural Regions across Canada. Rainfall (green water), temperature, and soil moisture records came from 679 weather stations located within agricultural regions of Canada. Animal and crop data were combined into 49 different feeding scenarios. Continued on Page B19

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Canadian beef producers applaud success on CPTPP Agreement

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International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne confirmed that two days of negotiations in Tokyo have concluded in agreement that he will travel to Chile in early March to sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP), also referred to as TPP11. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) president Dan Darling, a beef farmer from Castleton, Ont., congratulates the Government of Canada for joining the new trade agreement, which provides beef producers with competitive access to Japan and dynamic markets in the Asia-Pacific region. “This is an extremely positive development for Canada’s entire beef sector,” said Darling. “Minister Champagne and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay have played pivotal roles in achieving this landmark agreement and I want to thank them for their diligence and leadership,” he said. The CPTPP is a massive opportunity for Canada’s beef sector, particularly in the Japanese market. Japan imported US$3.8 billion of beef in 2016. Canada

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The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is pleased that Canada moved forward on a Pacific trade deal. This 2010 photo is from the summit of then leaders of the negotiating states of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Pictured, from left, are Naoto Kan (Japan), Nguyen Minh Triet (Vietnam), Julia Gillard (Australia), Sebastián Piñera (Chile), Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore), Barack Obama (United States), John Key (New Zealand), Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei), Alan García (Peru), and Muhyiddin Yassin (Malaysia). Six of these leaders represent countries that are currently negotiating to join the group. Wikipedia photo courtesy of the Government of Chile Certified Beef also benefitting alongside their Western counterparts and the Alberta Beef brand.

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The Canadian beef industry’s water footprint is shrinking Continued from Page B18 What they found In 2011, producing a kilogram of boneless beef in Canada required 459 litres of blue water and 15,485 litres of green water. Over three-quarters of the blue water was used to produce forage and feed crops. Less than a quarter of the blue water used was consumed by animals, and well below 5 per cent was used to process beef. When green water (rainfall) used by feed and forage crops was included, feed and forage production accounted for over 99 per cent of total water use; drinking water was less than 1 per cent, and water used for beef processing was negligible. The improvements in crop yields have varied drastically in the last 30 years and this has been reflected in the water footprint of the individual crops that are fed. For example, water use intensity of barley over 30 years stayed relatively stable whereas the water use intensity of corn decreased dramatically.

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This is because we have seen an increase in corn productivity (the average corn yield in Canada increased from 5,770kg/ ha in 1981 to 7,400 kg/ha in 2011) due to both breeding and genetics that has not been seen to the same extent in barley. Overall, it took 17 per cent less water to produce a kilogram of Canadian beef in 2011 than in 1981. This was mainly due to increased reproductive performance, growth rates, slaughter weights and improved crop yields. What it means Because beef ’s water footprint is mainly due to crop production, shrinking it further will require improved water use efficiency by feed crops and forages through breeding, management, and improved irrigation practices. These steps will reduce the water footprint of agriculture overall, not just for beef production. Further improvements in feed efficiency will also improve the water footprint as well as the greenhouse gas footprint and overall competitiveness of Canada’s beef industry.

Including blue water in the calculations makes obvious sense, because we’re choosing to use that water for a specific purpose. Including rainfall (green water) may seem strange, because we can’t choose where it falls. But we are choosing what the land is being used for. Most of the land and water used for feed production is used by forage crops, which also help support ecosystem services like carbon sequestration, biodiversity and healthy watersheds. In many cases, keeping grass and cattle on the land is an environmentally responsible choice. It’s also important to remember that these numbers talk about total water use and don’t take into account that while we use water to produce beef we don’t use it up. Water is recycled through the water cycle and returned to the environment for future use. This research is helping the beef industry answer important questions from the public, and is another example of how improving our production efficiency helps shrink our



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The National Beef Strategy is about setting the Canadian beef industry up to be more profitable, to grow, and to continue to produce some of the world’s finest beef. The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), funded by the research allocation of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off, works on all the Strategy’s pillars – Productivity, B e ef D emand, Connectivity and Competitiveness. The Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off is scheduled to increase from $1.00 to $2.50/head in most provinces in the spring of 2018. Each province decides how much of the check-off is spent on research and marketing but it is recommended that $0.75 be allocated to research to maintain and enhance research investments that have the greatest potential to advance the industry. Increased research funding from the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off will enable: Continued investment in priority research programming Ongoing long-term investments in research

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Thank You Farmers & Ranchers For your commitment to producing the very finest. Your hard work improves the quality of our lives everyday!

Nichols Trucking (1994) EUGENE NICHOLS • 53 ft. Tri Axle Cattleliner • Norbert 53 ft. Stock Trailer • Walk On, Walk Off • Competitive Rates • Clean & Bedded Trailer

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Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd.

VJV Rimbey Auction

4410 - Hwy 2A Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8

4831 - 47 Street, Box 680 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Phone 403-783-5561 Fax 403-783-4120


Phone 403-843-2439 Fax 403-843-3485

WHY CHOOSE LOWLINE (ABERDEEN) and MODERATORS Data obtained over years of study supported the added value of using moderately framed females. “Managing cow size was found to be a function of profit and sustainability.”  Cows sustain condition better and have less calving problems in times such as drought since their efficiency is greater and their nutritional needs are less.   Smaller animals (1100 pounds) allow more animals per acre resulting in 20-30% increase per acre output.  Progeny retained their muscle and their performance was equal in the feedlot in meeting all market specs. Bar J Nell, Mature Fullblood Cow

The above was the message delivered at the World Cattleman’s Cow Efficiency Congress held in September, 2017 at Dakota State University Research Centre, where researchers and economists from there along with those from Oklahoma State University have studied the keys to profitability in the cattle industry. It was concluded that “It is important to understand that Lowline (Aberdeen) cattle are a key tool in helping the cattle industry in managing cow size”. Not only are they vital in that important aspect but provide the enhancement characteristics including easy calving, good temperament, good feed efficiency and ability to maintain themselves on grass.   The product has excellent taste, texture and tenderness.  Lowlines (Aberdeen) produce an exceptional rib eye area per 100 pounds of body weight translating into high yield, quality and value.

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Darrell & Barbara Gotaas Edmonton Tel 780-486-7553 Fax 780-487-0872

Paul & Arlene Gotaas Hay Lakes Tel 780-434-8059 Murray Skippen Ardrossan Tel 780-719-5852

Send us an email at bigislandlowlines@rogers.com


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Canadians eating healthy amounts of meat Courtesy of Canada Beef

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests that the amount of red meat most Canadians are eating is not a risk factor for colorectal cancer. The release came out in September pointing to a survey in Statistics Canada. “According to a recent Statistics Canada survey, Canadians on average are consuming 288 grams of fresh red meat, such as beef, pork, lamb and veal, a week which is less than the 500 grams, or approximately one pound, that WCRF recommends as the maximum amount,” states Christopher White, president and CEO of the Canadian Meat Council. “Canadians enjoy hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats in modest amounts – just one ounce (28 grams) a day on average.” The WCRF report highlights how diet and lifestyle have a major role in preventing colorectal cancer. “Research shows that maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active, limiting

Creating more value together. As leaders in animal nutrition we pride ourselves in working with our Canadian customers bringing innovative nutritional solutions to their operations.

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According to a report from the American Institute for Cancer and the World Cancer Research Fund, the amount of meat Canadians eat is not a risk for colorectal cancer.  File photo alcoholic drinks, eating well and certainly not smoking, are the most important preventative factors,” explains Mary Ann Binnie, home economist and nutrition manager with the Canadian Pork Council. “People should follow a dietary pattern that includes a variety of whole grains, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and seeds, and dairy products in appropriate portion sizes.” “Meat plays a key role in balanced diets, and even has benefits when added to diets

that are largely plant-based,” says Joyce Parslow, home economist and consumer relations director at Canada Beef. “In addition to being a source of the many essential nutrients we need every day for growth, development, and overall wellbeing, meat helps the body absorb nutrients, like iron and zinc, from plant foods such as whole grains and vegetables.” The most current evidence still reflects the age-old wisdom of balance, variety, moderation, and good basic foods as the mainstays to healthy eating.

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Fast facts about Canada’s beef industry With permission from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Uniform Mixing | Quality of Feedout | Reliable | Consistent

• Did you know: The average beef cow herd size in Canada is 69 - Statistics Canada • There are a lot of small cattle farms: - 39 per cent of the farms have 6 per cent of the beef cows and each of these farms has less than 47 cows. - 27 per cent of the farms have 15 per cent of the beef cows and each of these farms has between 47 and 122 cows. - 18 per cent of the farms have 55 per cent of the beef cows and each of these farms has over 273 cows. - 15 per cent of the farms have 55 per cent of the beef cows and each of these farms has over 273 cows - 2016 Agriculture Canada Census • Canada fed 2.7 million cattle in 2016 (finished to market weight) up 8 per cent from 2015 - Canfax, Statistics Canada, AAFC

• Western Canada finished 74 per cent of all fed cattle in Canada - Canfax • In 2016, Canada produced three billion pounds of beef. Up from 9.6 per cent in 2015 Canfax, Statistics Canada • Cattle and calf cash receipts in 2016 totalled $8.64 billion, down 18 per cent from 2015 Statistics Canada • Beef production contributed $16 billion to Canada’s GDP (2012-2016 average) - Canfax, Statistics Canada • In 2016, Canada exported 46 per cent of total beef and cattle produced in Canada - Canfax, Statistics Canada, AAFC • On a net basis (subtracting out imports), Canada exported 30 per cent of its beef and cattle production in 2016 - Canfax, Statistics Canada, AAFC • Canadian beef exports were valued at $2.27 billion in 2016, up 2 per cent from $2.23 billion in 2015 - Statistics Canada

Call Al York at 403.843.3700

Rimbey Implements Ltd.

5410 - 43 Street | rimbey Alberta | T0C 2J0 email: alyork@rimbeyimplements.ca www.supremeinternational.com

Illustration courtesy of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS 14th Annual BULL SALE with guests

Ross Lake Charolais & Southside Charolais Friday, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018 • 1:00 PM Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB Two Year Old, Long-Yearling & Yearling Bulls


• Full French & French Influenced • Polled & Horned

50 years selecting for: Calving Ease, Docility, Meat and Structural Soundness Sound, correct & full of meat these bulls will add pounds Contact us for more information



Tom & Carey Stewart & family RR1, Site 6, Box 8, Millet, AB T0C 1Z0 780.387.5110 • Cell 780.312.4245 mapleleafchar@xplornet.com

Full French, Polled Ken Rose • 25476 Keefes Landing Rd, Burns Lake, BC VOJ 1E4 250.694.3500 • Cell 250.692.0853 krose@lakescom.net

ROSS LAKE CHAROLAIS Byron & Linda Wilkie & family Box 677, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 403.742.8993 • Cell 403.740.5247 rosslakechar@xplornet.com

Sale Manager:

306-584-7937 Helge By 306-536-4261 Candace By 306-536-3374 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Catalogue available online at www.bylivestock.com

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Sire: SPARROWS KINGSTON 139Y • Polled CE: 3.7 BW: -0.6 WW: 39 YW: 84 Milk: 30 MTL: 50

Sire: HTA BRADACK 137Y • Polled CE: 1.6 BW: 4.0 WW: 48 YW: 98 Milk: 24 MTL: 49



Sire: JWX DOWNTOWN 7C • Polled CE: 2.7 BW: 2.9 WW: 59 YW: 109 Milk: 20 MTL: 49

Sire: LT BLUEGRASS 4017 P • Polled CE: 9.2 BW: -0.1 WW: 43 YW: 84 Milk: 23 MTL: 44

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With Canada’s beef industry comes a strong effort to ensure continued growth and success for producers and for its worldwide reputation. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

78 Yearling & Long Yearling Angus Bulls sell on March 6, 2018 at our sixth annual You are invited to a complimentary prime rib dinner before the sale at noon.

Belvin Entourage 7009

Belvin Inferno 7033

Belvin Empire 7049




Belvin El Nino 7136

Belvin End Zone 7204

Belvin 3E Dillinger 6215




C ATA L O G A N D V I D E O S W I L L B E P O S T E D O N O U R W E B S I T E W W W. B E LV I N A N G U S . CO M Gavin & Mabel Hamilton • Colton • Quinn PHONE 403.224.2353 EMAIL belvinangus@xplornet.com


403.556.5246 403.507.5416 250.449.5071

P.O. Box 6134, Innisfail Alberta Canada T4G 1S8 WEB www.belvinangus.com


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8th Annual Rancher’s Bull Sale Tuesday, February 13, 2018

60 - 2 year old bulls 10 purebred bred heifers 35 commercial bred heifers E A R LY C A S T R AT I O N

“The Callicrate ‘WEE’ Banderr is th he well worth the t.” investment.”

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Sale Barn at Holloway Farms

George Chambers Carrolton, Georgia

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Sale Date! Tuesday February 13, 2018





Come by and check out our sale prospects! The coffee pot is always on. Anthony & Samantha Plett Ph: (403) 376-2282

Les & Karen Holloway Eric & Rebekah LeClair Ph: (403) 882-3416 Cell: (780) 975-0529 Cell: (403) 740-0380 Located 2.5 miles east from the junction of Highway 36 and Highway 599.


Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram: @hollowayherefords


Come see what h we h have to o off r! Since 1970


Murray, Bev, Bryce and Kallie Stewart

Cell: 403-742-9813 Home: 403-742-5226 6 Tyler and Claire Stewart

Cell: 403-741-9571 Email: stewartlimousin@gmail.com Located SE of Stettler AB.

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Shazam Polled Full Fleckvieh s: FGAF FRENCH ATTACK 010C ds: FGAF BARBOSSA 707X

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EiSEnhowER Full Fleckvieh s: FGAF FRENCH ATTACK 010C ds: ANCHOR D VIPER 103W

EmPiRE Polled Purebred s: LFE KING LOUIE 3079Y ds: CROSSROAD JACKPOT 120X

Dan, Karen, Mackenzie & Garren Skeels Box 1638 - Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

(403) 843-4756 • (403) 783-1217 anchordranch@misslink.ca

Polled Purebred s: WFL WESTCOTT 24C ds: PRL TERMINATOR 237T

Rg Rd #21



Hwy 20




Anchor D Ranch TWP Rd #433A Hwy 53

Directions: From Rimbey 1 1/2 miles North on Hwy #20, 3 miles East on Hwy 53, 3 1/2 miles North on Rg Rd #21, 1/4 mile East on Twp Rd #433A

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