Entries by ACFA Communications

The State of Alberta’s Cattle Industry

According to Statistics Canada, the number of cattle and calves on Canadian farms as of Jan. 1, 2024 had dropped 2.1 per cent to sit at 11.1 million, down from 11.3 million in 2023, and the lowest total seen on the date since 1989. Alberta hasn’t been immune to the drop in cattle inventories. “We’ve seen a decline […]

Written Submission for Pre-Budget Consultations For The Government of Alberta

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.

Cattle sector awaits details on methane plan – Melissa Downing in Western Producer

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 […]

Beef Cow-Calf Vaccination Resources Now Available

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 […]

Alberta Election 2023

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 […]

Important Foreign Labour and Immigration Updates

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 […]

‘Beef for Biden’: Alberta favourite featured on dinner menu for presidential visit to Ottawa

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 […]