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.

Our Vision

Championing a sustainable cattle feeding sector in Alberta.

Our Mission

Pursuing innovative and collaborative solutions for a thriving Alberta beef industry.

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report Video 

Eating Canadian beef is good for the environment

ACFA 2018 Annual Report

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.

100 Per Cent Canadian Beef Sourcing

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.


Thank you to our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Honoured Guests, Delegates, Speakers, Vendors, and Media for your continued support of this annual conference and for contributing back to Alberta’s beef industry!

Alberta Farm Animal Care Livestock Care Conference and Training event


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.


Animal Care


Animal Health and Production




People and Communities


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