Alberta ranchers get help with TB costs

About $16.7 million in assistance has been committed to Alberta ranchers to help them deal with added costs due a bovine tuberculosis quarantine. Help is coming through the AgriRecovery program to cover added costs for feed and disinfection as well as water and feeding facilities. It can also cover the costs of calves that might […] Read more


Saskatchewan Stock Growers marks 100th

Handling ranchers’ concerns | A century later the association continues to lobby for the livestock industry

Bonneau, Cruickshank, Grayson, Ogle, Olafson and Simpson. These six names might not resonate so much with cattlemen today, but they belong to six men who 100 years ago were pivotal in forming the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. Treffle Bonneau of Willow Bunch, Robert Cruickshank, William H. Grayson, Olaf Olafson and John D. Simpson of Moose […] Read more


Ranch uses tranquil setting to diversify

CL Ranches, with its swift running creek and dark red cattle moving through sweet smelling prairie grass, is a portrait of what an Alberta foothills cattle operation should look like. But like many modern operations, this 1,750 cow outfit needs new and creative ways to stay profitable. Located just south of the busy TransCanada Highway […] Read more



Guarding the guardians

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards themselves? It was interesting to note a recent website launch designed to keep watch on the Humane Society of the United States, a group whose stated purpose is to “seek a humane and sustainable world for all animals.” Its Canadian affiliate is Humane Society International. What […] Read more


A nice, innocuous explanation

This morning I watched a YouTube clip about American country-of-origin labelling. It’s a clean and clear explanation of COOL’s advantages to U.S. consumers. The material is well crafted and makes perfect sense at the consumer level, aimed as it is at a grocery buying target audience. There is reference to COOL labelling on meat from […] Read more