The Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) board, compromised of the Beef Cattle Research Council, Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, Canadian Cattleman’s Association, and the National Cattle Feeders Association, has decided to postpone the in-person conference scheduled for August 11-13th, 2020, until August 17-19th 2021, in Penticton, B.C. The decision was made following uncertainty around… Read More

The Canadian Angus Association (CAA) has recently taken breeding to a whole new level by incorporating genomic technology in addition to the regular testing of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs). Kajal Devani, director of science and technology at the CAA says because of all the data and pedigree information they collect, they’ve put it to good… Read More

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Council took the opportunity recently to meet face-to-face, hear from a guest speaker, and review achievements of the council to date. According to Anne Wasko, chair of CRSB, some of the latest highlights include: Harvey’s Canada sourcing certified sustainable beef; Atlantic Beef Products being audited and certified to… Read More

Costco Canada is asking producers for more, high-quality Canadian beef. Chris Tindall, AGMM fresh meats for Costco, presented to attendees of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary last week, discussing how industry can build alliances with producers, the needs of the beef industry, and the desire to grow availability of AAA and Prime beef…. Read More

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

Sometimes you have to move slow to get where you want to go. The same can be said for cattle handling. Low stress cattle handling techniques don’t just make sense for animal welfare, they’re also a key component of verified sustainable beef production. Veterinarian Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz, head of animal handling, field research and facility… Read More