U of A research could help ranchers adapt to climate change and preserve vital ecosystems.
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.
Making beef more sustainable is one of the hottest topics in agriculture lately — and Gleise M. Silva is at the heart of it.
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 …
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…
“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.
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.