The federal government is investing more than $12 million in the Canadian Cattle Association to support research, innovation and technology, as well as improving the industry’s environmental footprint.
Funding is provided under the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component.
Twenty three projects will be funded focusing on three AgriScience program priorities: Climate Change and Environment, Economic Growth and Development, and Sector Resilience and Societal Changes.
Research activities include reducing methane emissions through feeding strategies, breeding forages that are more productive and profitable and developing technologies for faster response to emerging diseases.
"Beef producers across Canada continually strive to maintain and improve our animal health and welfare practices, food safety standards and environmental stewardship. We are eager to utilize the outcomes of Canada's Beef and Forage AgriScience Cluster to continue to responsibly deliver superior products and preserve land and livelihood that we pass on to the next generation,” Craig Lehr, chair of The Beef Cattle Research Council and Alberta beef producer, said in a statement.