There’s still no indication when South Korea will lift the temporary ban on Canadian beef it implemented following the discovery of a cow with BSE in Alberta in early February. While the BSE case did not impact trade in most of Canada’s export markets, Korea and several smaller markets temporarily suspended imports of Canadian beef, saying they needed more… Read More

Editor’s note: There is an updated story on this news here. In it, John Masswohl of the CCA remarks on whether or not this finding will significantly impact trade. As of late Friday, February 13, the age of the cow was not released publicly, but the location was — northern Alberta. As of Sunday, February… Read More

Jamaica recently approved all imports of beef from Canada, according to a Government of Canada press release. Effective immediately, Canadian producers can export beef to Jamaica, with full access now restored after the closure of this market in 2003 due to BSE. Canada Beef Inc. estimates that the Jamaican market for Canadian beef is annually… Read More

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) hosted its annual roundtable meeting between Canadian and US beef industry leaders during Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Now in its seventh year, the roundtable brought cattle producers from North Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin to meet with their Canadian counterparts at Agribition. The event gathered six American representatives… Read More

Will Ranchers Be Holding Back More Heifers in 2010 - Herb Lock, FarmSense Marketing

Earlier in the week Anne Dunford brought up a great question during the Beef Market Update. Will ranchers be holding back more heifers to restock the cow herd or cash in on some higher values and run? With the trend definitely pointing to a continued herd reduction, what will stop it?  Is it inevitable that… Read More

Canadian Beef Regains Market Access in China - Ted Haney, President of CBEF

As we discuss quite often in the Beef Market Update with Anne Dunford, Canada is very dependent on the ability to export beef.  As everyone knows the market place changed in 2003 when the first case of BSE was discovered in Canada.  Over time Canada has been battling to regain its export markets to normalize… Read More

Elanco Beef Consultants Forum Brings Vets and Nutritionists Together

This month I attended the Elanco Beef Consultants forum which included invited vets and beef nutritionists from across Canada and the Northern US. After two days of interacting with this segment of the industry one thing is firmly clear to me. These people deeply care about their customers. Much of the scheduled sessions and informal… Read More