Projects Inventory

The Sustainability Projects Inventory is a database of completed and ongoing projects from CRSB members and non-members that align with the ten goals from the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy. These sustainability projects are designed to demonstrate, pilot or promote sustainability practices. 

The Annual Sustainability Projects Inventory Survey is open between April 1 and May 31 each year, it is open to both CRSB members and non-members.

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Cow-Calf

July 2017 - March 2019
Productivity and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Cow-Calf Management Options
Sheilah Nolan
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Efficiency improvements in Canadian beef production between 1981 and 2011 have already reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15%.

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Cow-Calf

Ongoing
Forage Program
Kristine Tapley
Ducks Unlimited

The Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) Forage Program helps conservation-minded producers, with the cost of planting forages so that you can...

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Cow-Calf

2015 - 2018
Quantifying Yield and Quality of Perennial Varieties and Mixtures
KARIN SCHMID
ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS

Forage is a major input and a key cost of wintering cows.

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Cow-Calf Feedlot

2018 - 2021
Advancing knowledge translation and transfer to support sustainable livestock and forage production systems
KARIN SCHMID
ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS

Under Outcome 1 of the National Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy one of the  objectives is to establish collaborative...

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Cow-Calf Feedlot

2017 - 2020
Rancher Researcher Pilot
KARIN SCHMID
ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS

This project is funded by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Industry and Market Development program.

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Cow-Calf

2015 - 2018
Best management practices for the re-introduction of sainfoin into existing alfalfa and grass pastures for western Canada
KARIN SCHMID
ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS

Forage is a major input and a key cost of wintering cows.

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Cow-Calf

1999 - Ongoing
Grazing Clubs
KRISTINE TAPLEY
DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA

Good pasture management is essential for cattle producers to be successful in the long term.

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Cow-Calf Government

2018 - 2020
Manitoba agricultural film & twine recycling pilot project
KIM TIMMER
CLEANFARMS

This project provides Manitoba producers with recycling options for bale and silage wrap, grain bags and polypropylene twine.

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Cow-Calf

2008 - Ongoing
Re-Forestation with Native Trees & Eco-Buffer Shelterbelts
HOWIE BJORGE, P.AG.
ALUS CANADA

Windbreaks provide important shelter for cattle.

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Cow-Calf Forage Backgrounder

2011 - 2014
Reclamation of Saline Soil Using Perennial Forages
HOFFMAN, ADRIANA
WESTERN APPLIED RESEARCH CORPORATION

The beef industry has the ability to convert forages grown on marginal lands that are to steep, rocky or salty...

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