On-Farm Antimicrobial Surveillance Moves A Step Closer

Story By Reynold BergenAs long as cattle continue to get sick, cattle producers will need anti­microb­ials to help them recover. At the same time, it’s common to hear activists, regulators, consumers and/or retailers call for livestock producers to stop using antimicrobials altogether, reduce anti­microbial use, or demonstrate that antimicrobials are being used responsibly. Solid, reliable data demonstrating our industry’s antimicrobial use …

Alberta Beef Producers Marks 50 Year Milestone

In 1969, five organizations approached the Alberta government and asked it to establish a commission for the cattle industry. It was the beginning of what is now called Alberta Beef Producer. That government was the last Social Credit government in Alberta, led by Premier Harry Strom. The agriculture minister at the time was Henry Ruste. Both have since died. Read …