Sustainable Beef Systems Research Group
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
A collaborative group of researchers and graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan focussed on beef cattle raised in an environmentally sustainable system.
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The Sustainable Beef Cattle Systems Research Group includes faculty from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering and the Western Beef Development Centre. This research group focuses on beef cattle raised in an environmentally sustainable system. The research on beef cattle covers breeding/genetics, reproduction, health, feeding/nutrition, behaviour, welfare, meat quality, economics, and environmentally sustainable production systems. There are studies in basic and applied science with a strong focus on outreach and commercialization.
Most members of this group have shared research funding and co-authored publications over the past several years. Some of the members are faculty who have joined the University more recently and added new perspectives to beef research. All of us consider beef cattle the main animal we study, but several also study other species or other agricultural systems.
|Barth, Albert, Professor Emeritus||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Bull Fertility|
|Buchanan, Fiona C., Professor||Animal and Poultry Science||Agriculture & Bioresources||Genetics of beef cattle|
|Brown, Bill, Professor||Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics||Agriculture & Bioresources||Economic studies involving feedlots, cow/calf operations, etc.|
|Campbell, John, Professor||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Public Health|
|Clark, Chris, Associate Professor||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||BSE impact on the beef industry|
|Fonstad, Terry, Associate Professor||Civil and Geological Engineering||Engineering||Enviromental impacts of beef production|
|Lardner, Bart, WBDC Chair, Adjunct||Animal and Poultry Science||Western Beef Development Centre||Nutrition of cows and calves, grazing management|
|Jelinski, Murray, Professor and Alberta Chair in Beef Health and Production||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Veterinary Practice in Western Canada, Mycoplasma bovis|
|Mapletoft, Reuben, Professor Emeritus||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Embryo Transfer, Estrous Synchronizaiton, and Cow fertility|
|Maule, Charles, Professor||Chemical & Biological Engineering||Engineering||Environmental Impact of Feedlots|
|McKinnon, John, Beef Chair and Professor||Animal and Poultry Science||Agriculture & Bioresources||Nutrition and growth of cattle, synchrotron techniques for feed quality evaluation|
|Mutsvangwa, Tim, Associate Professor||Animal and Poultry Science||Agriculture & Bioresources||Rumen metabolism and growth|
|Palmer, Colin, Associate Professor||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Reproductive studies in cattle|
|Animal and Poultry Science||Agriculture & Bioresources||Ruminant nutritional physiology|
|Schmutz, Sheila, Professor||Animal and Poultry Science||Agriculture & Bioresources||Genetics of beef cattle|
|Shand, Phyllis, Professor||Food and Bioproduct Sciences||Agriculture & Bioresources||Beef quality evaluation, postmortem tenderization strategies and further processing|
|Stookey, Joe, Professor||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Behaviour and welfare of beef cattle|
|Waldner, Cheryl, Professor||Large Animal Clinical Sciences||WCVM||Epidemiological studies of disease spread in beef cattle|
2014 Calendar of Events
Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference
January 22-23, 2014
Symposium: Emerging Issues with Ergot and Fusarium
June 12, 2014
Western Beef Development 16th Annual Field Day
June 24, 2014
2015 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference
January 21-23, 2014
2015 Western Canada Feedlot Management School
January 27-29, 2015
Travelodge, Saskatoon, SK
Existing U of S research facilities include:
Additional information about our research facilties can be found on a separate page.
We are also thankful to the numerous cow/calf ranches and feeding operations throughout Saskatchewan which cooperate with SBSC members
We gratefully acknowledge funding from a wide variety of agencies, producer groups and industries. Details about our research funding can be found on a separate page. We are especially indebted to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund which has funded all of us at one time in our careers and continues to provide ongoing support to many of us.
Between 1995 and 2004, 14 M.V.Sc, 68 M.Sc., 16 Ph.D. students have been or are currently supervised by members of this group. 3 Post Doctoral Fellows and 2 Research Associates worked under the supervision of members.
From 2005 to 2014, 46 M.Sc. and 14 Ph.D. students have graduated or are now studying under members of this group.
Details about our Graduate Students can be found on a separate page.
Links to Other Beef Cattle Related Sites conncected with the U of S
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for further information contact: Sheila Schmutz, Webmaster