The Alberta Beef Producers and the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association have put out the call for applications for research and development in areas that address targeted industry priorities.

The purpose of this $150,000 call for proposals is to focus on specific priority areas benefiting Alberta and Saskatchewan’s cattle producers.

Among the targeted research priorities is investigating cost effective and practical technologies or management practices to mitigate the adverse animal health and welfare effects of mycotoxin infected feed.

They also want to quantify the economic and agronomic benefits of integrated annual crop, forage and beef production systems, including mixtures of conventional and non-conventional annual forages.

Research proposals will be evaluated on the likelihood they would improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Alberta and Saskatchewan’s cattle producers:

Projects may be between one and three years in duration, with a maximum of $50,000 per project.