Entries by ACFA Communications

ACFA 50th Anniversary

“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 […]

Alberta Beef Competitiveness Study

Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA), Alberta Beef Producers (ABP), and the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) are pleased to announce the completion of a resiliency report for Alberta’s meat processing sector as well as the completion of a feasibility assessment of wholesale beef price reporting as part of the Alberta Beef Competitiveness Study. The study was […]

Beef Organizations Lobby Ministers for Funding of Canadian Foot & Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

Canadian livestock industries are calling for funding of a Canadian Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine bank. This is a key priority for Canadian beef producers to ensure economic viability in the future. Canada participates in the North American FMD vaccine bank (NAFMDVB) with Mexico and the United States. Canada’s contribution entitles us to 330,000 doses […]

Canadian meat industry pleased to see exemption for ground meats in Health Canada’s final Front-of-Package labelling regulations

“Canada’s cattle feeders take great pride in producing high quality, nutritious beef using sustainable practices. We appreciate the Government of Canada recognizing ground beef and pork as a healthy part of the Canadian diet.” James Bekkering, Board Chair of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association.   Read the industry release here

Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association Seeking Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is a full-time role with the overall responsibility to develop and manage the internal and external communications strategies for both the ACFA and the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA).  The manager reports directly to the President & CEO. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multitask […]

Alberta Cattle Feeders Call on Government for Immediate Action to Open Borders

Alberta’s cattle feeders need immediate action! Border crossings must be opened; federal and provincial governments alike NEED to enforce the law and ensure highways and border crossings are open! Alberta’s cattle feeders, and the entire agricultural value chain, have been trying to inform protestors and government alike to the significant impact this ongoing blockade is having on […]