Alberta is the largest beef producing province in Canada. "As of July 1, 2016, the province led the nation in cattle and calf inventories and accounted for 40.7% of the national herd. In 2016, three-quarters of Canadian beef processing occurred in Western Canada (75.3%), with the vast majority concentrated in Alberta." (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Agriculture is a multibillion dollar global industry that is facing explosive demand for food production. Innovative new farming technologies are creating opportunities to advance productivity.Lakeland College livestock research unit works with producers, industry stakeholders, and other applied research organizations to determine which research trials will be most beneficial to the industry.
Lakeland College's state-of-the-art livestock facilities, and full-time livestock research scientist enable the college to be a trusted livestock research partner. Key investments include, dedicated research cattle, available pasture land, GrowSafe systems, and cattle handling equipment