The Beef Cattle Research Council, a division of the Canadian Cattle Association, will administer $12 million under the new Beef and Forage Cluster announced today at the Calgary Stampede. The funding is through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, part of the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership that started in April (SCAP).
Research and projects funded through the cluster are aimed at building Canada’s beef industry through research, innovation and technology transfer, while improving the environmental footprint.
23 projects will receive funds under three program priorities: Climate Change and Environment, Economic Growth and Development, and Sector Resilience and Societal Changes.
Research activities include reducing methane emissions through feeding strategies, breeding forages that are more productive and profitable, and developing technologies for faster response to emerging diseases.