NCFA News

Market successfully restored for Canadian beef exports to Taiwan

“The Government of Canada welcomes the news of another restored market. This is an excellent opportunity for the Canadian cattle industry to export its high-quality Canadian beef to the global marketplace. The government continues to push for access to more markets around the world in order to ensure Canadian producers and agri-businesses are thriving and successful for the long term.”

– Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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We can audit for animal care

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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Getting everyone on the same page

June 30, 2016

“Consumers want proof that the meat they eat is raised with care, says Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed. It’s just common sense: we all want to be in business long term and we can’t afford to alienate customers. If auditing our animal welfare practices is what consumers demand, that’s what we have to be willing to provide. As such, the National Cattle Feeders’ creation of a PAACO certified audit tool is intended to proactively manage the scope and demands of the inevitable, not to add unnecessary administrative burden to feedlot operators.”

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Three Amigos talks: Canada pushing Mexico to fully reopen beef market

June 27, 2016

Mexican market for beef from Canadian cattle over 30 months of age never reopened after BSE closures

The lion’s share of Canada’s beef trade is done with the United States.

But even with its restrictions, Mexico’s geographic proximity and growing middle-class consumer appetites for beef make it Canada’s third most important market.

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