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Don't gamble our future away

Sheri Monk

Canada left Sochi with an impressive amount of medals, beating even Uncle Sam in the gold and silver count. What we didn’t beat them at was the bronze category – in medals or coins. 


Grazing system choices impact soil health

Did you know that your choice of grazing systems for your pasture has a huge impact on soil health and productivity?  In fact, even the choices you make within your chosen grazing system will have on soil health and pasture

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Planes, trains and automobiles

Here we go….2016…hoping it’s a happy, healthy and prosperous year for everyone. Best wishes, but as we all know in reality, it’s not simply a perfect world where only good prevails. Without sounding philosophical, the fact is contrary to the

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The best science goes both ways

Late last year, it was discovered that a scary superbug gene has now been found in Canada, from two ground beef samples and an E. coli culture from an infected patient. I know the word “super” is thrown around a

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Isn’t it ironic

Alanis Morissette, a successful singer/song writer is your typical born and raised Canadian artist who had to go stateside to make it big. Why I mention her at all is because of two different positive news stories (one new, one

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It’s happening

Beef is losing market share and with recent retail prices so high it’s exacerbating the situation. Prior to the recent spike in prices, per capita consumption of beef had dropped 12% from 2003 to 2012, according to Stats Canada. It’s

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Complex reality – social media

With respect to having published now for 25 years, we’re, in part, celebrating this milestone by reprinting our first 12 cover stories of Alberta Beef Magazine. These profiles have, after all, from the beginning put a face to the men

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