It’s Thursday, and as we head into the Easter long weekend, we’re doing the Beef Market Update a day early. To start off, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says she has better news to report than two weeks ago based on the cash price — which seems to have some solid footing for… Read More

After closing for 14 days due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees, Olymel is resuming operations at its pork processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta starting on Thursday, March 4. With support from Alberta Health Services, the company says slaughter operations will resume on Thursday, with cutting room operations beginning on Friday. The company says… Read More

Olymel has temporarily closed its hog slaughtering, cutting, and deboning plant at Red Deer, Alberta. “Despite the testing protocols and sanitary measures already in place, as well as the close collaboration of Alberta Health Services to deal with a resurgence of positive cases of COVID-19 among plant employees, Olymel management believes that the conditions are… Read More

JBS Foods Canada has announced a long-term commitment with Kanematsu, a Japanese food service and distribution company. Japan imported 49,317 tonnes of Canadian beef valued at $353.5 million in 2019. The company will focus on using Alberta Beef-branded product, including Northern Gold and the Canadian Diamond Black Angus brand, in development of this overseas partnership…. Read More

 

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