Documents For Download

Document Type
Download the NCFA Industry Profile NCFA Industry Profile (July 2014)
Download the NCFA Industry Schema NCFA-Industry-Schema
Download NCFA's presentation on Canada's New National Beef Strategy   NCFA Presentation to Canadian Angus Assn (Mar-31-15)
Download NCFA's Progress Report to the Manitoba Beef Producers   NCFA Presentation to MBP (Feb-06-15)

All new videos from the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association!

The SCFA is pleased to bring you seven short YouTube videos about nutrition, feeding, gathering data, animal handling, and animal health.

Animal Health and Handling: Managing Stress

Low Stress Animal Handling

Gathering Data and Using it At the Feedlot

Feed Processing Part 1: Dry Rolled Grain

Feed Processing Part 2: Tempered Grain

Feed Processing Part 3: Under Processing

Feed Mixing: Getting the Most from Your Equipment

 

Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program

The NCFA’s Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program has resulted in a code of practice specific to the handling and care of beef cattle on Canadian confined feeding operations (CFOs).

The Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program is not intended to replace or supplant the National Beef Code, but to serve as a companion code focusing on animal care issues unique to beef feedlots. The program provides feedlot operators and beef processors with a single and widely accepted animal care protocol, dispensing with the need for multiple animal care agreements between cattle feeders and beef processors.

“As a company that’s built our reputation on serving safe food for almost 50-years, animal health and welfare is very important to McDonald’s Canada and our guests as we know that healthy animals provide safe food. We are proud that animal welfare has been part of our legacy of commitment for decades and is now one of the main components of our recently concluded Sustainable Beef Pilot project. Given our focus on animal care and independent third party verification, we commend The National Cattle Feeders Association for receiving Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) certification of their Feedlot Animal Care Assessment tool. The certification is a testament to the NCFA’s leadership in working with processors, producers, and industry technical experts to produce a tangible tool that focuses on improving the health and welfare of animals raised for food, benefiting everyone in the value chain.” —Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, Senior Manager Sustainability, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Program Brochure

Articles
Getting everyone on the same page
Alberta Beef Magazine, June 2016
Canada sets the bar for feedlot animal care
Canadian Cattlemen Magazine, May 2016

Program-related Links
National Farm Animal Care Council: http://www.nfacc.ca/
PAACO: http://animalauditor.org/