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

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

2016 - Ongoing
Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative
KRISTINE TAPLEY
DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) is a partnership between Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Beef Producers, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the...

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Cow-Calf

March 2015 - January 2017
Comparison of a New Dugout Treatment Options and their Effects on Water Quality for Livestock
JEFF BRAIDEK
GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Water quality can affect both total water consumption and the general health of livestock.

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Cow-Calf

April 2012 - Feb 2014
Impact of grazing management on forage productivity
JEFF BRAIDEK
GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Forage productivity is has implications on long term financial viability.

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Cow-Calf

2018 - 2023
Effects of annual and perennail forage systems on plant and soil parameters, grazing animal performance and system economics
Karin Schmid
Alberta Beef Producers

Increasing land values means producers need to produce more off the same or smaller land base.

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Cow-Calf Feedlot Packer/Processor

November 2018 - November 2020
Innovative Measurement Tool and Extension Pilot for Sustainable Beef Production in Alberta
Richard Smith
Alberta Beef Producers

Alberta’s beef sector has developed significant expertise in sustainable beef production, but a key barrier remains to mobilizing the full...

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Cow-Calf Backgrounder Feedlot

March 2014 - November 2015
Case Study to Evaluate 3D Fencing in Reducing Livestock Feed Losses to Wildlife in Saskatchewan
Jeff Braidek
Government of Saskatchewan

Wildlife damage and consumption of livestock feed can be a financial and stressful issue for producers in Saskatchewan.

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Cow-Calf Backgrounder Feedlot

April 2013 - March 2014
Stacked Round Bale Silage Demonstration
Jeff Braidek
Government of Saskatchewan

Forage and cattle feed are the highest cost on a cattle farm or ranch.

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