Deadline: June 2, 2017
Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) are pleased to invite applications of research and development in areas that address targeted industry priorities.
The purpose of this $150,000 targeted call for proposals is to focus on specific priority areas benefiting Alberta and Saskatchewan’s cattle producers. The targeted priority areas have been established based on producer and expert analysis of significant knowledge and/or technology gaps that require additional research.
Targeted Research Priorities:
Research proposals will be evaluated for their likelihood to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Alberta and Saskatchewan’s cattle producers over the short and long term, based on five criteria:
Projects may be between one and three years in duration, with a maximum of $50,000 per project, regardless of project duration, requested from ABP and SCA. Please note that projects submitted to SCAIDF that relate to these targeted priorities will be considered under this call, projects will not be eligible to receive funding from both SCAIDF and this call.
All proposals submitted must follow the guidelines outlined in the Instructions & Guidelines for Submitting a Letter of Intent & Research Proposal document, posted on the ABP website at albertabeef.org/page/research.
2017 ABP & SCA Letter of Intent
Deadline for submission is June 2, 2017.
Please note that Karin will be on holidays from May 12-May 26 inclusive, if there are questions about the application process please direct them to email@example.com or 403-451-1173 outside of those dates.
The primary goal of the ABP Research Committee is to encourage practical, applied research which enhances the competitiveness of Alberta beef producers. The objectives of the committee include:
National research information can be found on the Beef Cattle Research Council website at www.beefresearch.ca.
ABP was involved in the creation of and fully supports the National Beef Research Strategy, which can be found here: National Strategy.
Click on the project titles below to see a summary of research projects that ABP is currently funding. Summaries of completed projects will be added as they become available.
It is increasingly challenging for producers to obtain up-to-date information on a number of issues relating to the health of their animals and technical issues they face during day to day operations. This section includes information on current animal health and technical policies, practices and issues facing the industry, as well as on-going research projects. Producer questions can be directed to Karin Schmid, ABP Beef Production Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 275-4400.
The ABP is committed to supporting research that will improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the Alberta cattle industry. The ABP supports research projects directly, collaborated with industry partners, and oversaw the operation of the Canada Alberta Beef Industry Development Fund (CABIDF).
CABIDF was a $16.4 million federal/provincial fund dedicated to supporting research to address issues directly affecting the beef industry in Alberta. Funding was allocated to projects that fall under six priority categories; forage/cow calf, animal health, intellectual resources, feedlot, manure sustainability and beef marketability.
Pros and cons of five different livestock disposal methods, along with directions on how to properly compost deadstock can be found at http://www.beefresearch.ca/research-topic.cfm/disposal-of-cattle-mortalities-55.
Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) can have a devastating effect on the health and welfare of livestock and on the economic viability of livestock operations. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association Biosecurity Standard and Implementation Manual can be found here: www.cattle.ca.