JGL becomes the first cattle seller to offer VBP+ Focused Days
Friday, September 28, 2018

Featuring VBP+ cattle for the first time in Canada, cattle procurement and sales outlets are focused on marketing Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+). JGL Livestock has committed to two days this fall for VBP+ cattle. The cattle seller should ensure their operation is active in the VBP+ program and registered in BIX for live animal traceability.

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Friday, September 14, 2018
BIXSco Inc. (BIX) has helped Canada’s beef producers track their cattle from sustainable farms and ranches right to the packing plant. This tracing of the supply chain has provided a key for the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot project that includes multiple supply partners.  read more ...

Sustainability comes in many forms — all of them important.
Friday, August 24, 2018


Kara Oosterhuis, 21, of Bow Island was the senior winner in the Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Calgary Stampede. Her topic was: What is sustainability and why does it matter to Canadian agriculture?

We live off the land. I live off the land. You live off the land.

Sustainability is vital to the health and welfare of our planet, and to the ever-changing agricultural industry. Here’s why.


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Canada's BIXs Doubles Down on Agriculture Investment, Press Release, August 13, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018

Six reasons to join the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot
Monday, November 27, 2017
Meristem Land and Science


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BIXS Builds A Platform For Progress
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Canadian Cattlemen, The Beef Magazine

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BIXS Brings Cattle Producers a New Kind of Cooperative
Monday, October 17, 2016

Many decades after the cooperative movement took hold in Canada’s agriculture sector, a new collaborative online buying platform is being made available to Canadian cattle producers through the Beef Infoxchange System (BIXS) and its newly formed BIXS Buying Club (BBC). Available exclusively to BIXS members, the BBC will help Canadian cattle producers weather volatile markets by harnessing their collective buying power—offering large group discounts through participating retailers on items they routinely buy.

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McDonald’s pilot spotlights the value of information sharing
Monday, June 6, 2016
When the largest purchaser of Canadian beef says it’s going begin sourcing a portion of its supply from sustainable sources, the whole industry rightly stands up and takes notice. Sustainability is an issue important to not only McDonald’s, but to all food retailers who are moving fast to respond to changing public values around health, the environment, and animal welfare. But McDonald’s has led the pack with its Verified Sustainable Beef (VSB) pilot program, which actually gets into the nuts and bolts of beef production.
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Information is key to fine tuning on-farm breeding program
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Beef Cattle Research Council www.beefresearch.ca 

Les Johnston has long subscribed to the beef management theory, “the more you know about your cattle the more it pays.” Whether the south-Saskatchewan beef producer is raising purebred Simmental bulls for a breeding market, or commercial cross-bred steers for the packing plant, he wants to know how those animals perform.
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Beef: New Industry Wide Data Sharing
Friday, April 1, 2016
BIXSco and Cargill's deal to enable flow of carcass data through supply chain is a "tremendous step forward" in tracking cattle production information. 
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Dave's Desk
Friday, April 1, 2016
The Spring Bull Sale season of 2016 was by and large similar to that of 2015. Sales were strong and demand for Angus genetics maintained it’s strength. Congratulations to everyone on a great run. The news of Earls restaurants sourcing beef in the US certainly made waves in the industry recently.
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How Data Will Drive the Beef Industry
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
If you watch professional sports, you will hear the word analytics used often. That’s the science of using data to track athletic performance. Player statistics, once casual terms used mainly by announcers interpreting the game, have moved into the business side.
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What Can BIXS Provide
Sunday, November 1, 2015
There are many levels of traceability in processing plants abroad. I will reference two plants, on two different continents. Geographically these two businesses couldn't be further apart but their traceability processes are fundamentally similar.read more ...

BIXS Continues to Evolve & Deliver
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Beef info exchange system (BIXS) has been making strong inroads with all of the stakeholders in the beef industry.
In July, an agreement was reached with Cargill, Canadian Beef Breeds Council and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to have case studies conducted to demonstrate the value of carcass data to the cattle/beef industry.
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Where’s the beef? BIXS is connecting the dots from producer to consumer
Thursday, October 1, 2015
When a little kid digs into a Happy Meal in Prince George B.C. or Corner Brook Newfoundland—or anywhere in between—she probably doesn’t care where the beef in the burger came from. But her parents do. And so does McDonalds.
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Can Data Sharing Help Producers Manage Change
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Change is constant-so the saying goes. And it's a saying that seems particularly appropriate for the beef industry right now. BSE changed changed the cattle industry forever, along with computers, the internet and social media.
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Key to Unlocking the Value of Data is in the Industry`s Hands
Saturday, August 1, 2015
During the month of June 2015, I had the great privilege of formally interviewing nearly twenty industry leaders from all parts of the supply chain to discuss a critical topic—the issue of exchanging information
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Carcass data important for seedstock development research in Canada
Friday, May 1, 2015
Access to carcass data as well as other production information through the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) will be an invaluable tool for cattle breeders, geneticists and beef researchers in their efforts to build a better beef animal. 
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Breeders will Benefit from Carcass Data
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) believes the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) will become invaluable for cattle breeders, geneticists and beef researchers if significant numbers of producers can be encouraged to make use of the national database.
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