Entries by Megan Madden

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

Jake Buekert, chair of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, said the cattle industry does not use soybean meal but it does import U.S. corn during drought years like last year. Complete article 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 […]

Statement on Canada-U.S. Border Disruption

February 3, 2022 Calgary, AB – With the prolonged disruptions at the Canada-U.S. border crossing, Canada’s beef industry has serious concerns with supply chain challenges, including the lack of access to feed coming from the U.S. and impacts on cross border movement of cattle and meat products. Alberta Beef Producers (ABP), Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA), and […]

Cattle Feeders Face Shortages Due to Drought and Transport Issues

  WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Canadian farmers say they are just days away from running out of feed for cattle, due to severe drought last summer damaging crops needed to fatten them over winter and transportation bottlenecks. The drought devastated Prairie pastures and has now forced feedlots in Alberta, the main cattle-producing province, to buy […]