Climate Action

Learn about our commitment to enhancing
and protecting the environment. 

Through continuous innovation and improvement, Canadian cattle producers are leading the way in sustainability and producing high-quality, sustainable beef for generations to come. 

The Environmental Stewardship Award

The Environmental Stewardship Award is awarded annually to recognize ranchers and farmers who exemplify significant innovation and attention to a wide range of environmental stewardship aspects in their farm operations.

Nova Scotia

The 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) recipient was the Manning Family Farm run by Dean and Catherine Manning and their family. Read more about the innovative solutions the Manning Family farm implemented, including grazing and cropping systems that adapt to changing weather conditions.


In 2018, Circle H Farms, owned and operated by the Harper family in Brandon, Manitoba, was awarded The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). Read more about how the Harper Family has contributed to improved soil health at their farm since 1990.

Prince Edward Island

In 2017, the Davis Francis Farm was awarded The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The seventh-generation farm is operated by father and son team, David and Brett Francis and their families, who have focused on soil conservation at the farm. Read more about The David Francis Farm’s passion for protecting and improving the land in their careSlide 3 of 5.


In 2016, the Anderson Ranch Inc. of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan was announced as the recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for their hard work protecting many endangered and at-risk species that call their ranch home. Read more about Anderson Ranch Inc.’s commitment to managing one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems, our temperate native grasslands.


The 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) recipient was Round Rock Ranching in County of Vermillion River Alberta.  Read more about the steps taken at Round Rock Ranching to carry out their thoughtful and strategic approach to stewardship.

Raising cattle in Canada is part of the solution.

In the face of growing concerns related to climate change, the Canadian cattle industry continues to be part of the solution. 

Beef farmers and ranchers care for 35 million acres of native grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the entire world.

Canada's beef production system produces some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram of beef in the world. 

Beef cattle production helps preserve approximately 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon in Canada. 

Over 1000 plant, animal and insect species make their home on Canadian rangeland. 

The efficiency and environmental footprint of beef production in Canada have improved significantly in the last 30 years. 

Used 17% less water
Produces 14% more beef with 29% fewer cattle
Produces 15% less greenhouse gases in 2011 compared to 1981.

Cattle preserve and share grasslands with over 60 species at risk.

These achievements are just the beginning.

We are continuously looking for opportunities to build upon our sustainable practices and improve our environmental impacts. Together, we can continue to protect our environment and produce sustainable beef that all Canadians can be proud of.
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