IBM has developed a system to fully track a steaks movement through the supply chain. This really is the ultimate in providing information to the customer. Whether or not someone is willing to pay for that sort of information I think is still in question. I still think that this sort of information is more “innovative” than a money maker for the providing stakeholders. What it does tell the market is that as an industry we are not hiding but willing to run around naked, exposing ourselves to the consumer. If this technology becomes commercial in application we will be showing the customer that we have nothing to hide. And in the big picture changing perception of the red meat sector is the true benefit for the industry. Click on the link below to read the original story.
Brad Wall's Saskatchewan government rolled out its 2017-18 cost-cutting budget yesterday, and there's something for everyone to pick on. Affecting all sectors, Wall is increasing the provincial sales tax (PST) from five to six per cent, and has re-written what goods and services are no longer PST-exempt. Specific for farmers, beginning April 1, 2017, fuel tax…Read more »