‘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 menu.

Alberta beef braised short rib, served as part of the main course, is receiving approval from the province’s beef producers who were pleased to see their product served to the world leader and first lady Jill Biden.

Cathy Noble, vice-president of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, says she’s not surprised Alberta beef was chosen.

“We have a great reputation with Alberta beef, not only amongst Canadians but truly internationally and showcasing it at this dinner just emphasizes the quality and great product we produce not only in Alberta for beef but Canadian beef across the board,” she said.

“I think that Canadians and our global partners know we’re raising that beef in a sustainable way, that’s putting animal welfare first and ensuring the end product is good for the individuals enjoying the beef, as well as for the environment.”

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