Grazing technique that mirrors natural patterns helps protect grasslands from drought

U of A research could help ranchers adapt to climate change and preserve vital ecosystems.

Dairy researcher aims to buy more time for dairy calves to absorb vital antibodies

PhD candidate Becs Hiltz (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) is picking up where scientists left off 40 years ago, trying to solve a problem of delayed immunity that affects nearly a third of calves worldwide.

University of Alberta researcher will focus on beef costs

Gleise M. Silva (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science), U of A’s incoming BCRC-Hays Chair in Beef Production Systems, discusses how she will work with prairie farmers and ranchers to help them find ways to cut the cost of raising cattle while …

App uses new technology to manage herds

David Wishart (Science) and Graham Plastow (ALES – Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) are collaborating to develop the Arm-Chair Ranching app, a smart-device application that would use data regularly collected by cattle farmers to make optimal herd and animal management…

Beef sector survived COVID shocks

“After a year of adjusting to the shocks associated with COVID-19, the Canadian cattle and beef sector faces a relatively optimistic future,” writes James Rude (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) in the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Pandemic-related income loss expected to double food insecurity in Canada

Ellen Goddard (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) predicts larger problems on the horizon, due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, for those suffering from food insecurity.