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).
October 2, 2018
Found on Global Affairs Canada’s website:
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: http://cbsapilot.ca/ 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.
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Where Your Food Comes From
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.”