NCFA News

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

Harper Government announces more help for new Canadians to get into job market faster

April 13, 2015

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, pledged to carefully study the Panel’s recommendations, which include the need to:

  • require each regulated occupation to develop a single national standard and point of contact and insist that skilled immigrants take the initiative to have their qualifications assessed prior to arriving in Canada;
  • develop a broader strategy for alternative careers, with a more prominent role for regulators, that will support newcomers as part of the licensing process;
  • produce better, more coordinated labour market information targeted at newcomers; and
  • create a sense of shared responsibility among all stakeholders for helping immigrants find jobs that match their skills, with a focus on engaging employers.

Read Full Article