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Cattle/Beef Sites

Beef Associations

Alberta Beef Producers - The Alberta Beef Producers represents the interests Alberta's beef producers.

Alberta Cattle Feeders Association
- The ACFA represents Alberta's cattle feeding industry.

Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency - ALMA is a provincial government agency established to help the Alberta Livestock and Meat Strategy drive positive change within Alberta's livestock and meat industry.

Beef Information Centre - Canada Beef Inc.'s consumer site to promote beef.

Canadian Cattlemen's Association - CCA is the only national association representing the interests of Canada's 83,000 beef producers. General information on the organization and the industry can be located here.

Manitoba Beef Producers - Manitoba Beef Producers is the exclusive voice of the beef industry and represents 10,000 beef producers across the province of Manitoba.

National Cattlemen's Beef Association - The NCBA is the voice of beef producers in the United States.

Ontario Cattlemen's Association - The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) is a grassroots organization that provides leadership to cattlemen from all sectors of the industry.

Saskatchewan Angus Association - A non-profit organization that represents Saskatchewan Angus breeders and provides information to those interested in Angus cattle.

Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association - The Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association promotes the well being of all production sectors of the Saskatchewan beef cattle industry through effective representation from all regions of the province.

Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association - The Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association is a group of cattle producers working to enhance the growth of Saskatchewan's cattle feeding industry.

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association - Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is a non-profit organization established in 1913, which represents the cattle industry on the legislative front. SSGA safeguards the interests of producers by working to defeat or amend proposals that would affect the industry. These activities are carried out through SSGA representation on many stakeholder groups and committees.

Industry Partners

Canada Beef Inc - Canada Beef Inc. is an independent national organization representing the marketing and promotion of the Canadian cattle and beef industry worldwide.

Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan - FACS is a non-profit organization that collectively represents the livestock and poultry industries regarding animal care issues.

- VIDO-InterVac is a global leader in food animal infectious disease research and in the development of livestock vaccines. It delivers leading-edge technology for disease solutions, to benefit livestock producers, the food industry and society as a whole.

Extension & Education

Beef Cattle Research Council - BCRC is Canada's national industry-led funding agency for beef research with funding from the national check-off and government.

CanFax - The Complete Source for National Cattle and Beef Fundamentals - Web site devoted to extension and research information on beef production in grazing systems and forage production.

West Central Forage Association - non-profit organization based out of Evansburg, AB that serves forage and livestock producers through applied research and extension activities demonstrating technology and production practices.

Informed Farmers (Australia) - Quality information for busy farmers.

The Market Advisor - Dr. Harlan Hughes focuses on integrating livestock economics and production into beef cattle management systems.


Heartland Livestock Services - Heartland Livestock Services operates auction markets in several locations around Saskatchewan & Manitoba.

The Cattle Pages - The Cattle Pages Network of sites is primarily directed toward, and used by, small to medium-sized businesses in the cattle industry.

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Government, University & Research Facilities

Canadian Universities

University of Alberta

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan

International Universities

Kansas State University

Montana State University

North Dakota State University

Oklahoma State University

South Dakota State University

University of Nebraska - Nebraska Extension Publications


Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Saskatchewan Ministry Of Agriculture

Manitoba Agriculture and Food

United States Department of Agriculture

Research Facilities

Lacombe Research Centre

Lethbridge Research Centre

Saskatoon Research Centre

Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

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Economics & Business Management Links

AgriProfit$ Newsletter - Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics - University of Saskatchewan

Canadian Farm Business Management Council - The CFBMC is the only national organization in Canada devoted exclusively to developing and distributing advanced farm management information.


Hursh Communications & Consulting

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.

George Morris Centre - An independent think-tank, the Centre provides industry decision makers with critical information and analysis on issues affecting the Canadian agri-food sector.

KSU Livestock & Meat Marketing

PROFITABILITY Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) - A data intensive beef production record system produced in 1985 developed by the North Dakota State University Extension Service through the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

The Market Advisor - Dr. Harlan Hughes focuses on integrating livestock economics and production into beef cattle management systems.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural Products, including food, fibre, and specialty crops.

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Forage & Pasture Management Links

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Saskatchewan Forage Council

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Other Links


Alberta Beef Magazine

BEEF Magazine

Beef Today

Canada Agriculture Online

Canadian Cattlemen Magazine

Canadian Western Agribition

Canadian Wheat Board

Coping With Drought

NDSU Beef Publications

The Western Producer

PFRA Drought Watch

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