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The Story of 

Beef Cattle

The tradition of eating beef has passed down many generations to become an important part for many of our regular diets. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and essential nutrients needed by the body for optimal functioning. Take your students on a learning ag-venture with our beef cattle lessons, activities and farm fun resources. 

Learning Publications

Our cross-curricular agricultural magazines are written on a variety of topics and suitable for multiple grade levels from K-12 and ESL learners. They can be viewed online,  downloaded and ordered

via our Farm Store

Beef: Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle.


Cattle are found all over the world, from Canada all the way to Slovenia and even Australia. The only continent they are not found on is Antarctica. There are over 1000 breeds of cattle are recognized worldwide and in Canada we raise ten common types of beef cattle including: Angus, Hereford, Galloway,  Charolais, Simmental, Limousin, Gelbvieh, Salers, Maine Anjou and Shorthorn.

Beef cattle are bred and raised specifically to provide meat or beef. Beef is an important part of the diet for many people because it contains protein. Protein helps the growth and healing of the body and gives us energy! 

Fun Facts Videos

Showcasing Alberta Cattle Producers

Lessons, Activities & Crafts

Recommended Reading


Young readers will adore the photographs of the beautiful cows and calves within lovely colourful landscapes. They will see themselves reaching out so delicately with Hope to make a new friend. They will love to snuggle up with Mum or Dad, enjoying each page intently and understanding how with hope they can have an abundance of love, kindness, and gratitude in each day.

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