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ALMA’s Medium-Term Economic Outlook for Alberta’s Cattle and Hog Sectors

The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd. commissioned Informa Economics Inc. (Informa) to conduct a medium-term economic outlook for Alberta’s cattle and hog sectors. Informa conducted the study in partnership with Serecon Inc. and Dr. Surendra Kulshreshtha. The study is designed to be a comprehensive analysis of market conditions, the profitability of Alberta’s cattle and hog farms, and the economic impact of the cattle and hog sectors on Alberta’s economy through 2025. More>>

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FutureFare 2015 Focuses on Product Differentiation and Addressing Changes in the Agri-Food Community

The Calgary Stampede grounds were the site for the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency’s (ALMA’s) feature event, FutureFare 2015: Setting Ourselves Apart. The event provides a unique opportunity for representatives from industry, government and academia across species and the value chain to learn more about the industry and how ALMA-partnerships can help further industry goals. This year’s event hosted around 265 participants. More>>

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Local Research Enhances Understanding of Calf Transport

Livestock transportation of animals is inevitable for the livestock producer and a notable area for animal welfare concerns. Canada has established Codes of Practice for Transportation of farm animals, and Alberta is proactive about proper transport conditions, but there is still a lot to learn and continual improvement is necessary.

Led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein (pictured), a research team created a method to monitor and evaluate ventilation management practices involved in calf transport. More>>