9 episodes

There’s a lot to talk about in the Alberta beef industry. Join us as we interview researchers, ranchers, ABP delegates and staff, chefs, nutritionists, and others all along the beef supply chain. You’ll hear content as diverse as the guests who bring it – from cooking beef to managing pastureland, the latest tech to great entertainment, cattle markets to weather predictions, and more.

The Bovine Alberta Beef Producers

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There’s a lot to talk about in the Alberta beef industry. Join us as we interview researchers, ranchers, ABP delegates and staff, chefs, nutritionists, and others all along the beef supply chain. You’ll hear content as diverse as the guests who bring it – from cooking beef to managing pastureland, the latest tech to great entertainment, cattle markets to weather predictions, and more.

    Rocky View Schools' on-farm learning initiative

    Rocky View Schools' on-farm learning initiative

    Welcome to another edition of The Bovine!

    On this episode, you'll hear Karin Schmid, Beef Production and Extension Lead, ABP,  takeover the host seat as she tours The Farm, Rocky View Schools' new on-farm learning initiative.

    Karin speaks with teacher Matt Chomistek and grade 10 students enrolled in the program.

    More information is available at www.rvsthefarm.com

    Have ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.

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    • 19 min
    Hoping for rain, Buddying Up, and planning a pit roast

    Hoping for rain, Buddying Up, and planning a pit roast

    Welcome back to another episode of The Bovine!

    On today's episode, hear:
    ABP Delegate and Medicine Hat area farmer, Craig Lehr, joins the show with an update on the dry conditions in his area;Akash Asif from the Centre for Suicide Prevention talks men's mental health, the Centre's ag persona, and #BuddyUp Month; andPitmaster Mel Chmilar Jr. breaks down what it takes to master an old-fashioned pit roast.For More:
    ABP Daily - DroughtBecome a Buddy Up ChampionFollow Mel Chmilar Jr. on InstagramHave ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.
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    • 50 min
    Celebrating our 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award recipients

    Celebrating our 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award recipients

    This year, Ribbon Creek Ranch, near Linden, Alberta, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA). 

    In this feature edition of the podcast, listen to Elan Lees, one of the managers of last year's award-winning ranch, take the reins as guest host for a discussion with Jerry Baerg of Ribbon Creek Ranch.

    You'll also hear a quick word from this year's sponsors of the ESA, featuring representatives:
     Tom Lynch-Staunton, Regional Vice President, Alberta, Nature Conservancy of Canada, andThorsten Hebben - Manager Provincial Operations, Alberta, Ducks Unlimited CanadaFor More:

    Head to ABP Daily to read the announcement from ABP Magazine, and check out some of the images we captured of Jerry Baerg and his family at Ribbon Creek Ranch.

    Have ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.
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    • 29 min
    Weed-free forage, carrying capacity, and first-gen at the table

    Weed-free forage, carrying capacity, and first-gen at the table

    Kicking off the episode, host Debra Murphy takes a dive into our social media and some of the chatter about our last podcast on wild pigs.

    Then:
    Alberta Invasive Species Council's Executive Director, Megan Evans, joins the show to talk about revitalizing the Certified Weed-Free Forage Program in the province.Beef Cattle Research Council Project Coordinator, Janice Bruynooghe, walks us through the Carrying Capacity Calculator.New delegate and first generation farmer/rancher, Doug Roxburgh, talks about his move to Alberta, and ultimately, his decision to run as a delegate.For More:
    Follow Alberta Invasive Species Council and Beef Cattle Research Council on Twitter. Check out BCRC's Carrying Capacity Calculator, their related blog, and other Decision Making Tools. Have ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.
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    • 51 min
    Forages, wild pigs, and a whirlwind trip to Ottawa

    Forages, wild pigs, and a whirlwind trip to Ottawa

    To start off the episode, host Debra Murphy introduces ABP's Beef Production and Extension Lead, Karin Schmid.

    Then:
    Can you keep your animals off the grass a while longer? Masters student and host of 'Forays into Forages,' David MacTaggart, joins to talk about the general lifecycle of perennial plants, and how we can support forages post-drought.Pigs in the back 40. Wild boar specialist, Dr. Ryan Brook talks about the distribution of wild pigs on the prairies, their lifecycle, and current recommendations for eradication efforts.Can you manage another role? Melissa Downing, already busy rancher with an off-farm job, volunteer gigs, and a family, joins the show to talk about her new role as a delegate with Alberta Beef Producers. For More:
    Follow Debra, David, Ryan, and Melissa on Twitter. Keep up-to-date on wild boar on Facebook.Report wild boar at large in AlbertaFind the latest happenings from Canadian Cattlemen's Association on their new website.Have ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Finding solutions to ag plastics and welcoming youth to the table

    Finding solutions to ag plastics and welcoming youth to the table

    To start off Episode 3, host Debra Murphy begins by acknowledging international events.

    Then:
    How do we get more youth involved in committees and boards? Cattlemen's Young Leader graduate and past Young Cattlemen's Council representative Brodie Haugan reflects on his eight years with Alberta Beef Producers.              In a surprising turn of events, interviewee becomes interviewer.
    Brodie Haugan takes the host chair to welcome a past delegate and farmer, Assar Grinde, to talk about ag plastics in the province.What does it look like to prepare ag plastics for recycling? Hear from:General Manager of Kasko Cattle Company, Ryan Kasko, on their involvement in a pilot project in Lethbridge County.Cleanfarms' Davin Johnson on some of the specifics around cleaning plastics, and what the pilot compactor looks like.If you're interested in checking out the options in your area, you can call your local agricultural fieldman. Also check out aprg.ca and cleanfarms.ca.

    You can also find newsletters from APRG and Cleanfarms on ABP Daily. 
    Have ideas for future shows? Drop us a note, on social media or via email.
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    • 44 min

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