Proper use of implants for calves

U of A carcass and meat scientist Heather Bruce (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) says growth rate and carcass quality may be enhanced by proper use of growth implants. But this can have a negative impact on meat quality.

2021 Banff Pork Seminar goes virtual

Organizers for the Banff Pork Seminar have made the decision that the 2021 conference will be a virtual one. The seminar is co-ordinated by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Alberta Pork, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and other Canadian pork industry representatives

How climate change is leading to ‘a redistribution of life on Earth’

Research by Diana Stralberg (Renewable Resources) and her team have identified certain “slow lanes” for climate change in Canada, including mountain ranges. The “slow lane” refers to “areas that are changing more slowly with respect to the surrounding landscape.”

Grizzly bears that live near humans are 7.5 TIMES more likely to die young than those in the wild, with only one in 30 making it to 14-years-old

Bear populations have been growing all across North America, bringing them in closer and more regular contact with humans each year. That trend is putting bears at far greater risk than humans, according to a new study from the University of Alberta.