ACFA submitted recommendations to the Government of Alberta ahead of the 2024 provincial budget. These recommendations aim to uphold Alberta’s cattle sector as a vital economic and employment contributor in rural Alberta while ensuring affordable food for consumers. The recommendations also ensure Alberta’s beef industry tracks alongside our international competitors. Read the full submission here.
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Canada’s draft policy that would provide financial incentives to livestock producers to reduce methane from cattle aligns with the beef sector’s target to see those emissions reduced by a third by 2030. But how well the federal government’s proposals will merge with the sector’s efforts, which have already resulted in Canadian beef producing half the emissions compared […]
Congratulations to Jack de Boer, the recipient of the 2023 Honourary Lifetime Member Award. The award was presented to Jack this summer where a video was recorded and viewed at the ACFA 50th anniversary celebration. Watch the award presentation video.
Listen to NCFA President & CEO Janice Tranberg on the Calgary Eyeopener with Loren McGinnis and Angela Knight on August 10 talking about temporary foreign workers in agriculture. Listen Here
In response to a request from BCRC to improve strategic vaccination in Canadian beef herds to reduce disease risks and antimicrobial use, an expert team with broad experience in western Canadian beef production, veterinary medicine, research, and extension was assembled. The group surveyed beef producers and veterinarians, identified “core” and “risk-based” vaccines for western Canadian […]
This morning ACFA member Stacey Meunier, CFO, Paul Meunier and Sons Farms in Barrhead, Alberta, was on the Shaye Ganam show on QR Calgary to talk about how the wildfires are affecting farmers. Listen here.
The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) is well positioned to influence the political narrative during the upcoming provincial election on May 29, 2023. ACFA has developed key messages that will serve as the foundation of our election engagement. You can find the key messages here. Members are encouraged to attend local candidate debates, invite candidates […]
A number of federal and provincial updates to labour and immigration have been announced in recent weeks. A summary of those announcements include: Government of Alberta – Changes to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Federal Immigration and Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Updates Engagement Opportunities for ACFA / NCFA and Feedlots on Labour Issues Read the […]
ACFA Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, CJ Noble comments on Alberta beef being served as part of the main course for President Biden’s visit to Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States President Joe Biden shared dinner together for the first time Friday evening in Ottawa and a world-renowned Alberta favourite was included on the […]
“The beef industry in Alberta changed enormously in the late 1960’s as producers increasingly realized the benefits of specialized and local feeding. The very first larger-scale feedlots began in the late 1960’s in this province, but within just a handful of years, a strong cattle feeding industry was emerging.” Read the 50th anniversary feature from […]
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- Written Submission for Pre-Budget Consultations For The Government of Alberta January 18, 2024
- Cattle sector awaits details on methane plan – Melissa Downing in Western Producer December 21, 2023
- Honourary Lifetime Member Award – Jack de Boer October 30, 2023