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Cattle are an important of Alberta’s history, and ranching remains an important industry in the province.

Complaints about the maltreatment of cattle make up about 10% of the complaints received by the Alberta SPCA, but the investigations can be complex as many herds include hundreds of animals.

The Alberta SPCA has numerous Peace Officers who have backgrounds in raising livestock and bring with them decades of experience and knowledge in how to properly raise and manage commercial animals.

We’ve assembled a variety of resources to help livestock producers ensure their livestock care and management practices are sound.

Other links you may be interested in!


A few precautions before and during calving season can help avoid health problems for both the cow and calf.

Ab Livestock Protection Network

Partnership formed to promote the responsible and humane care of Alberta’s farm animals.

Hoof Care

Hoof care is an essential part of maintaining healthy livestock including horses, cattle, sheep and goats

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