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 [...]

A year of speaking up for cattle feeders

As advocates for our province’s cattle feeders, the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association champions their interests, freeing them to concentrate on what they do best – producing premium beef for [...]

Test your cattle feeders knowledge

Throughout 2018, we have provided you with insights and facts on Alberta’s cattle feeding industry. This holiday, take a few minutes to test how much you have learned from those posts. The cattle [...]

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 [...]

Trans-Pacific trade deal opens new markets for Canada’s beef producers

A recently ratified agreement between the government of Canada and 10 other countries will provide tariff-free and/or competitive access to key markets in the Asia-Pacific region. On Oct. 25, The [...]

Myth or fact? 5 beef myths debunked

Have you ever heard people say that eating meat is bad for our environment and our planet? In this latest Myth vs Fact post, we’re exploring some common misconceptions about beef production, so [...]

Why free North American trade is good for the beef industry and Canada

Since the inception of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), in 1994, the beef industries of Canada, U.S. and Mexico have essentially been operating in one single, North American [...]

5 priorities for cattle feeders in 2019 

Canada’s cattle feeders are urging politicians to consider the needs of beef producers in their platforms for the 2019 federal election.  Agriculture and Agri-Food is a $100-billion industry that [...]

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. [...]

How protectionist policies for dairy and poultry could harm Canada’s beef producers 

As NAFTA negotiations continue, Canada’s 60,000 beef producers are anxious to see a continuation of free and open trade within North America. Mexico and the U.S. currently import 80 per cent of [...]

How a verified quality assurance initiative that boosted Canada’s wine industry could have lessons for beef producers

This is the third post in our Spotlight on the Speakers series, featuring speakers from February’s Alberta Beef Industry Conference. This week we spoke with Mark Sheridan, president of Hester [...]