Canadian Beef Producer Feeding and Management Practices Survey

Online E-Invitation and Introduction

On behalf of a national group of Canadian researchers (University of Manitoba, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA Letter of Support [PDF]), Ipsos Forward Research is conducting an online survey (via the internet) with beef producers across Canada to learn about current feeding strategies, forage and pasture management, animal management and manure management strategies for different types of beef operations across Canada.

The survey will help to:

  • Develop new profitable Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the Canadian beef sector according to regional needs.
  • Document improvements in practices that can bolster the image of the industry.
  • Help the Canadian beef industry to capture market opportunities

If you qualify for this study (there will be a few short questions at the beginning of the survey to verify you qualify for this study) and agree to participate, you will receive a cheque for $25 as a token of appreciation for your time and input.

The results from this survey will be used for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only. Your identity and the information you provide will be kept confidential.

Survey participants will be provided the opportunity to obtain detailed information on the study as well as a summary of the survey findings via the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and provincial producer groups.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please call toll free: 888-573-9026 and we will send you a link and a passcode so you can complete the survey via the internet.

A representative from the Ipsos Forward call center will be available to take your phone call between the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 9:00pm central time.
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm central time.
  • Sunday: 4pm to 9:00pm central time.

While participation in this survey is voluntary, your participation is very important to us! The survey needs to be completed by April 6 – so, we hope to hear from you soon!


Best regards,

Ipsos Forward Research
120 Research Lane, Suite 202
Guelph, ON N1G 0B4