Ontario Beef magazine is the official publication of the Beef Farmers of Ontario. It is issued five times a year in February, May, August, October and December to over 16,000 beef farmers. Ontario Beef covers topics of interest in the beef industry, including research, producer profiles, policy issues, market information and industry updates.
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Current Magazine - May 2017
Clear Creek Farms Receives Award in Recognition of Environmental Stewardship
BFO was pleased to announce Chris Knight and family and his brother Carl, owners of Clear Creek Farms in Highgate, Ontario, as the 2017 winners of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESAward), sponsored by the RBC Royal Bank. The award was presented to Chris at the BFO Annual General Meeting earlier this year...
Number of BUILD Graduates Continues to Climb
Since the BUILD Leadership program was launched over six years ago, over 90 graduates have been trained through the program with the help of the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). BFO invested in the development of this program to provide industry leaders with the knowledge and confidence to excel, to provide stronger leadership capabilities for the entire organization and to develop future leaders that will help advance Ontario's beef industry....
The ABC’s of a BSE
In some ways, the bull is the forgotten member of the cow-calf operation. And rightfully so, he only works 6-8 weeks of the year, as compared to a cow, that is growing, delivering and raising calves, year after year after year. All cheeky jokes aside, we make many management decisions that revolve around making sure the cow herd is reproductively sound, to maximize pregnancy rates, but it’s vital to remember the bull’s roles and responsibility with respect to pregnancies and to ensure he is equally prepared for the breeding season...