Confused about how our food is produced? Here’s where you can find the facts

If you care about how your food is produced, but find it hard to sort between facts and rhetoric in the media, you’re not alone.  Here are some trusted resources which will help you bypass the [...]

Mark your calendar for the Alberta Beef Industry Conference

The Alberta Beef Industry Conference is less than two months away, taking place at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel from March 12-14, 2019. The event is one of Canada’s largest beef conferences and [...]

The rising cost of hiring temporary foreign workers puts cattle feeders at risk 

Many of Canada’s agricultural producers rely on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to help keep their operations running. Even though they would prefer to hire from within the domestic labour [...]

How funding for the New Era Beef Industry will benefit all beef producers

This fall, Alberta’s beef producers will vote in a province-wide plebiscite on the industry’s checkoff program. The issue at hand is whether the refundable payment should become non-refundable. [...]

Finances are among Cattle Feeders’ top issues

Ryan Kasko, ACFA’s new board chair, talks in this blog about priority issues for the upcoming year. Non-refundable checkoff ACFA is working on a plan to collaborate with Alberta Beef Producers to [...]

6 issues cattle feeders will discuss at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference

Beef producers from all over Alberta will convene in Red Deer next week for the Alberta Beef Industry Conference. This annual event is a chance for industry members to find out what’s new and [...]

Enjoy some holiday fun with our cattle feeders crossword puzzle

With just three days to go until Christmas, we thought we’d have a little fun with this week’s blog post. If you’ve been following our blog this year, you won’t have any problem with this [...]

How technology could help agriculture’s labour crisis

As we’ve seen in earlier posts on this blog, Canada’s agriculture industry is experiencing a chronic labour crisis. According to labour market information (LMI) research conducted by The Canadian [...]

The beef industry and sustainability: how are we doing and where could we improve?

In previous posts on the blog we’ve talked about the contribution the beef industry makes to Canada’s economy; about beef exports, young people in agriculture and more. These are all subjects [...]

QUIZ: How well do you know your beef?

You probably know that Alberta is the hub of Canada’s beef industry. And that feedlots play a huge role in the production chain. But what don’t you know? Take our quiz and find out just how much [...]

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