With an extensive global reach and an unprecedented reputation for taste, quality, and safety, Canadian beef produced in Alberta is recognized and enjoyed worldwide.
Alberta’s cattle feeding sector is a modern, technologically advanced industry that adds crucial value to Canada’s beef industry on a world-class scale. Key to the success of the province’s cattle feeding sector is the sheer number of feedlots, their combined capacity, and a diverse range of feedlot sizes. Although they represent the largest feedlots in Canada, many are still family-owned farms with three generations working on them.
The feedlot is the most intensive component of the beef production chain, where a significant portion of value is added. Alberta’s feedlots are located close to the country’s largest processors and meat packers — 80% of Canada’s processed cattle are located in Alberta.