The first project involves 2.6 million dollars to provide packers, retailers and consumers with easy access to beef product information.
Another 380 thousand dollars will go to a feasibility study into the use of satellite-based technology to track and measure forage and pasture production.
This study will lay the basis for developing field-level production-based forage insurance for livestock producers.
The third project includes just over one million dollars to enhance the quality of Canadian beef using Computer Vision Systems measurements.
The computer vision system will image beef carcasses to predict and measure tenderness, dark cutting, lean yield, bruising and fat colour of beef.
Canadian cattle receipts reached 9.8 billion dollars in 2014.