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Industry takes stock of achievements guided by the National Beef Strategy

October 3, 2018

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Beef Advisors today released a status update on the 2015-19 National Beef Strategy. The report summarizes progress towards achieving the outcomes outlined in the Strategy since its launch. As of June 2018, 15% of outcomes have been completed; 5% are in progress (have an end); 61% are ongoing (and expected to continue); 7% have not been started (primarily due to funding constraints); 8% need modification; and 5% have mixed status (due to multiple objectives at different stages).

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Where Your Food Comes From  recognized by CRSB as a Certification Body to do combined CRSB/PAACO Audits for Canadian Feedlot Producers

October 1, 2018

Why become certified to both CRSB and PAACO?

Cargill currently has a Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot Project: in collaboration with McDonalds, Loblaws, and other retailers/food services which you can participate in and receive premiums for your fed cattle. Cargill recognizes the combined CRSB/PAACO audits as does JBS and Tyson Foods. Producers now benefit from a single credible, combined audit recognized by all three federal processors and Canadian retailers.

For further information, please contact:

Doug Stanton
Where Your Food Comes From
Phone: 1-866-395-5883

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‘It’s change they’re afraid of’: We asked beef farmers what they think of supply management

September 13, 2018

 “I understand (dairy’s) trepidation, but there are hundreds of thousands of other farmers that are being potentially hung out to dry if NAFTA fails because of supply management,” said Ryan Kasko, a cattle feeder from near Lethbridge, Alta.

Ryan Thompson, owner of Living Sky Beef near Minton, Sask., laughed at the argument that food safety is tied to market controls. “To say that monopolizing a market will ensure safety, they’re not even connected,” he said. “It’s change they’re afraid of, but I firmly believe that the milk produced in Canada is the highest quality in the world, and I don’t think they need to be afraid of some other country coming in and taking their market,” said Thompson. “Canadians will pay for Canadian milk because that’s what they want to buy, and I don’t think it matters if there’s U.S. or New Zealand or European milk on the shelf.”

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Dr. Eugene Janzen receives 2018 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation

August 17, 2018

As a veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Janzen has made substantial contributions to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry. His passion and dedication to cattle health and his close collaborations with producers are a treasure. He continually aligns his interests with those of the industry and works diligently to understand producers’ difficulties then meshes academic knowledge with the realities of the farm.

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