Welcome to Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association
The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) is an advocacy organization representing the interests of our members on a broad range of government policies and economic issues impacting the competitiveness of the production of beef and beef products in Alberta.
Championing a sustainable cattle feeding sector in Alberta.
Pursuing innovative and collaborative solutions for a thriving Alberta beef industry.
Student & Teacher Information
Our Associate Members
Eating Canadian beef is good for the environment
Campus Energy Partners
In partnership with ACFA since 2002, Alberta Livestock Power Services Energy Program has served over 500 intensive agricultural producers across the province. Campus Energy is a new company, with the same rich history, committed to its Alberta roots. Come visit us today to learn how our dedicated service team can help you best manage your operation’s energy costs. Contact Brett Bromley at 403-993-5223 for more information on how you can sign up for the ALPS Energy Program.
TORONTO, ON – From time to time, we receive questions via email and social media about McDonald’s Canada’s beef purchasing practices. This stems from a viral email which contains information that is completely false and is a hoax.
McDonald’s Canada sources 100% Canadian beef from farms and ranches across the country for our hamburger patties. All our hamburger patties are made with 100% Canadian beef and have been since 2003. We use no additives or fillers, either – just a pinch of salt and pepper after the patty is cooked.
The first email questioning beef sourcing originally surfaced in the U.S. in 2002 – at that time referencing the Texas Cattle Feeders Association – and it resurfaced again in 2005, 2007, 2008 and again this year. McDonald’s representatives in the U.S. spoke with the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and they denied any association with the email. In 2009 and again in 2015, a Canadian version emerged that’s practically identical to the one that originated in the U.S. This email is a hoax.
McDonald’s Canada remains one of the largest purchasers of Canadian beef, and continues to be a proud supporter of the Canadian beef industry.
*Please feel free to share these facts with anyone else who may have seen the original message.
The 4 pillars of our social license to operate
The members of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association are committed to environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable practices. Our goal is to produce exceptional, sustainable beef. We take great pride and responsibility in managing the resources to do this and to surpass consumers’ expectations.