Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s news of $14 million in funding for the Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster under Growing Forward 2. Announced by Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Minister Gerry Ritz at Soderglen Ranches in Airdrie, AB, the funding supports strategic research that will drive the efficiencies that enable producers to realize continuous improvements, while enhancing overall sector sustainability.
CCA President Martin Unrau said investment in research and innovation is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the cattle industry and provides benefits to the public at large as well.
“Raising more beef using fewer resources is the mantra of today’s beef producer,” said Unrau. “Research, particularly into feed efficiencies and environmental sustainability, helps producers produce more beef from fewer animals while maximizing resources like land and water.”