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We can audit for animal care

July 8, 2016

Humane treatment, however, is something Canadian producers can generally lay claim to and starting this month, something they can be verified for. In fact, two auditable animal care programs are now available in Canada. One is offered by the National Cattle Feeders’ Association [the only PAACO-certified auditable program in Canada]. A general outline of this program appeared in our May issue, and a more detailed look at its auditing process is found in this issue.

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‘$600 million opportunity’ awaits cattle sector

March 25, 2016

“What will happen on day one of CETA, with respect to that quota, Canadian beef gets in at zero percent, duty free, whereas U.S. beef under the same quota continues to be 20 percent,” said John Masswohl, director of government and international relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.

“So that’s 11,500 tonnes of new duty free access that we don’t have now.”

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Tension builds between Canada, U.S. over TPP deal

July 19, 2015

“If there are countries that are … not willing to reach an agreement at the Hawaii meeting, we can’t afford to let the TPP go adrift for their sake,” Mr. Amari, Japan’s minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, told a news conference Tuesday, according to Kyodo News.

The Conservative government, which is seeking re-election this fall amid a weakening economy, risks a political backlash if it opens the door significantly wider for foreign dairy and poultry imports. Mr. Fast told The Globe and Mail last week he’s in no hurry to clinch the Pacific Rim trade deal.


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NCFA leads industry in getting ahead of demands

July 4, 2015

The feedlot program involves the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, retailers, processors, veterinarians, the National Farm Animal Care Council and animal welfare specialists.

The Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program has been in development for about a year and a half. It is intended to be a companion to the national beef code of practice with dedicated requirements for feedlot animals to assure processors and retailers that cattle are well cared for. It also benefits feedlot operators because well tended animals suffer less sickness and death.

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