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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Feedlot

2019 - Ongoing
Cold Climate Floating Island Technology
SEAN THOMPSON
OLDS COLLEGE

Plants on the floating islands act as hyper-accumulators, taking up excessive nutrients from the water and the air, creating clean...

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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 Feedlot

March 2018 - Ongoing
Development of Farm Safety Plans
JODY WACOWICH
AGSAFE ALBERTA

The AgSafe Alberta Society was formed to be a producer led organization improving the safety culture on farms in Alberta.

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Feedlot Government

February 2016 - April 2019
Impact of Amended Feedlot Pen Surface on Cattle Health and Welfare, Environmental and Economic Sustainability
DR. STEVE HENDRICK
COALDALE VETERINARY CLINIC

This research project aims to assess the social, environmental, technological and economic performance (positive, negative or neutral) associated with housing...

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Cow-Calf Backgrounder Feedlot

January 2019 - April 2019
Sustainability within the Canadian Beef Sector: 2019 Olds College Student Project
CRSB

There are multiple resources available for the beef supply chain from producers through packers and processors to find information on...

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Backgrounder Feedlot Retail/Foodservice NGOs Government

April 1, 2019 - December 2022
Surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Canadian feedlot cattle
Joyce van Donkersgoed
Alberta Cattle Feeders Association

The Public Health Agency of Canada monitors antimicrobial resistance in healthy livestock arriving at abattoirs and retail meat through it’s...

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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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