Canada Beef has launched an export market development (EMD) program aimed to stimulate market development activities and grow market segments in an effort to increase Canadian beef in the export market place, says president Michael Young. “It’s a new program that our committee just approved three weeks ago now, and what it does is it… Read More

Canada’s food retailers have been looking to reduce competitive price wars —  but it’s not enough to ease continued food inflation. That’s market analyst Kevin Grier’s take on what’s happening across Canada’s food retail landscape. Earlier this week, Grier joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to discuss his latest Grocery Trade Report and says grocery retailers may… Read More

Ontario’s minister of agriculture is asking — again — that the federal government move on with resolving large-scale trade issues with China, and that the feds provide compensation for the meat sector in the meantime. Following up on a request made in early July and post-federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) meeting of agriculture ministers at Quebec City, Minister… Read More

The calendar has flipped into August and cattle producers are looking forward to the fall yearling and feeder run. During the past week, live cattle struggled to gain momentum but ended up fairing better than lean hogs in the face of heavy selling of pork futures. There is a lot of pressure on hogs due… Read More

Canada Pork International (CPI) has received $6 million from the federal government to grow its pork exports in priority markets. “AgriMarketing funding is fundamental to Canada Pork International programs and services. It supports CPI’s growth and demand building programs globally as well as the sales development efforts from our members,” says Martin Lavoie, president, and… Read More

At the 106th Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association annual general meeting, Gateway Livestock Exchange’s Anne Wasko presented on the current situation in the beef markets. The theme of the two-day convention was Strategies for Success, and in this episode of the RealAgriculture Beef Market Update, Wasko goes over just that. She says the biggest topic she’s… Read More

The federal government announced more than $1 million will be going towards Canadian Meat Council (CMC) initiatives. Member of Parliament Chris Bittle made the announcement today in Niagara Falls, Ont., on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau at the CMC’s 99th annual conference. According to a news release, in collaboration with the Canadian… Read More