Entries by Shannon

Alberta Beef Producers and Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association Collaboration Update

Collaboration successes to date; many more to come  ADVOCACY­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Shared election priorities papers with each organization ACFA invited to ABP’s 3 political parties’ luncheons (NDP; UCP; Alberta Party) May MLA reception (May 29 – Edmonton) November ACFA MLA Dinner (ABP Chair invited – Nov 27, Edmonton) Alberta Beef Industry Priorities paper – Summer 2019 Ministerial […]

Meet Your Directors: Jacob Bueckert

Feedlot Business:Driland Feeders Warner, AB Time in Business: 25 years Biggest Challenge in Business: As with many others in the industry, qualified labour is a challenge for us What made you become an AFCA Director? I wanted to work to further develop our industry and also to learn from my fellow feeder directors. Tell us a funny […]

Meet Your ACFA Directors: Bob de Boer

Feedlot Business: Monarch Feeders Ltd Monarch AB Time in Business: 36 years and going strong Your Role at Monarch: I am a partner and I manage livestock purchases and sales Biggest Challenge in Business: Keeping up with new technology What made you become an AFCA Director? I joined ACFA after conversations with friends on the […]

“Nothing” is important to long time Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Member: West Coast Reduction

“When there is nothing left, we have done our job,” says Barry Glotman, President CEO of West Coast Reduction Inc. “We take non-edible by-products from agrifood and food processing industries and turn them into viable products that aid in maintaining a sustainable local food supply.” Through a process called rendering (which avoids 90% of potential […]

How can you help improve the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program?

Do you have 5 minutes per week? The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) needs your assistance in voluntary cash price reporting. All current WLPIP Fed subscribers are invited and encourage to report weekly cash prices through an anonymous online data collection site that will directly benefit the WLPIP settlement and sustainability of the program […]