NCFA News

Canadian beef again moving to China

May 3, 2015

Federal inspectors are again issuing certificates for exports of Canadian beef to China, as Beijing’s temporary ban on the Canadian product comes to an end.

The CFIA said last month on its website it had resumed issuing export certificates for China effective April 9, and federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, quoted Friday in an interview with iPolitics’ Kelsey Johnson, said beef shipments to China had resumed.

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UCC welcomes Ukraine’s minister of agrarian policy to Canada

“Canada continues to support the Ukrainian government and its people as they work to restore political and economic stability in the face of ongoing Russian aggression. We will continue our work towards concluding a Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement, which was announced during my last trade mission to Kyiv in January 2015. The agreement will create new market opportunities and will further strengthen the Canada-Ukraine partnership in peace and prosperity,” Minister Fast said.

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Canadian Cattle Feeders Committed to Prudent Use of Antimicrobials

April 29, 2015

Calgary (April 29, 2015) — The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) responded today to the Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The Report provided an overview of both the Canadian and global context in regard to AMR and made a number of recommendations, including the Public Health Agency of Canada’s engagement with key partners in the development of a pan-Canadian strategy, and if Health Canada has taken adequate steps to regulate the sale of antimicrobials and promote their prudent use.

Canada Beef launches three-year business plan

April 28, 2015

New strategy focuses on producers, products, world class standards and sustainability

Developed with input from grassroots producers, retailers, food services, processors and other partners in the Canadian beef supply chain, the new strategy is based on four pillars of the Canadian beef brand: producer, product, world class standards and sustainability.

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Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation established

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) today introduced a new award that honors outstanding researchers for their contribution to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry. The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation will publically recognize scientists and academics that are actively involved in strong research programs aligned with industry priorities, continually engage with industry stakeholders, and demonstrate their passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork, and mentorship.

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