Sustainable Beef Systems Research Group

Research Funding

This webpage was last updated on January 23, 2006 by Sheila Schmutz schmutz@sask.usask.ca


Members of the Sustainable Beef Cattle Systems Research Group receives research funding from a wide variety of sources, including:

  • Agriculture Canada Matching Funds Research Program
  • Agriculture Institute of Management in Saskatchewan (AIMS)
  • Agri-Food Innovation Fund of Saskatchewan
  • Alberta Agriculture Research Institute (AARI)
  • Alberta Beef Producers
  • Alberta Cattle Commission
  • Alberta Environment
  • Bayer Agricultural Division
  • Bioniche Animal Health
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Canada Inc.
  • Brigadier Bostock Research
  • Canadian Adaptation & Rural Development Fund (CARDS)
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Beef Industry Development Fund (CIBDF)
  • Canadian Beef Research Council of CCA (CBRC)
  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Canadian Simmental Association
  • Canola Council of Canada
  • Cattle Breeders Research Council
  • Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund of Saskatchewan
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Department of Environment, Canada
  • Feed Rite, Ridley, Inc.
  • Health Canada
  • Horned Cattle Trust Fund of Saskatchewan
  • Industry, Trade and Mines of Manitoba
  • Intervet Canada
  • Merial Inc.
  • Monsanto Canada, Inc.
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Novartis Canada
  • PFRA
  • Poundmaker Agventures
  • Program for Enery Research and Development (PERD)
  • Provel
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Quantum Genetics Inc.
  • Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF)
  • Saskatchewan Beef Development Fund
  • Saskatchewan Energy and Mines
  • Semex Alliance
  • Sundre Peterolieum Operators Group
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Vetrepharm Canada
  • Water, Land and Air Protection of British Columbia

This pie diagram depicts the proportion of 20 million dollars of beef research grants held by members of this group between 1995 and 2005, allocated by category of source. This clearly demonstrates that the research conducted by this group is valued for its basic science and its applied nature. Producer Group and Industry money is often matched by TriCouncil (NSERC primarily) or Federal programs. The Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund provides a large proportion of funding but Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia provincial programs also provide some funding. The University of Saskatchewan obviously provides a substantial amount of money in terms of infrastructure, equipment and facility maintenance costs so the portion represented here only represents cash contributions. These are primarily made to new faculty to help them get established when they first arrive.

In addition, endowment funding of $2.2 million for the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Chair Trust and $3 M for the Alberta Beef Chair Trust $3 M accrues to this group.

Additional funding in the form of Graduate Student Stipends and scholarships are received from: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Wheat Board, Unviersity of Saskatchewan, and WCVM Interprovincial Graduate Student Fellowship Program.


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