Tag: Alberta Beef Industry Conference

Implementing OIE’s Performance of Veterinary Services Tool “In Canada’s Best Interest”

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is strongly encouraging countries to partake in an assessment of veterinary services, developed in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), The assessment, called the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) tool, is designed to assist countries in assessing current levels of veterinary service performance to identify weaknesses and strengths, as… Read more »

Has Your Company Identified Its Better Benefit?

Jim Bottomley has managed marketing programs for breakfast cereal companies like Quaker Oats, launched new pet foods, and is now involved in consulting. He has provided advice to Future 500s, non-profit organizations, and — through his Alberta Beef Industry Conference presentation — the beef industry. Bottomley described to the crowd what he calls “better benefits” — essentially meeting the needs… Read more »

Preparing Countries for New and Emerging Diseases Top of Mind for OIE

Over the past few years, we’ve been inundated with media updates surrounding H5N1, Ebola, and now, Zika virus. But something we often overlook in all the coverage, is that many diseases — and in fact, all three of the aforementioned — are zoonotic. In other words, they can be passed between humans and animals. That draws together a… Read more »

ABIC, Coalition Meetings and Feedlot Assessments — An Update from the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association

Bryan Walton, CEO of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, and general manager of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, joins us for an update on cattle feeder news, including: the Alberta Beef Industry Conference, the agriculture coalition in Alberta, and a new feedlot assessment tool. Alberta Beef Industry Conference The Alberta Beef Industry Conference kicked off… Read more »

Bryan Walton on the Upcoming Feedlot Assessment Tool

The Alberta Beef Industry Conference celebrated its eleventh year from Red Deer last month. With presentations and discussion largely based around the theme, “A Social License to Operate,” the conference demonstrated an impressive ability to address current issues in agriculture. A few of the topics were more specifically centred around animal care. Following an update… Read more »

Danny Hooper on Gettin’ That 50-Dollar bid

If you’ve intentionally found your browser open to this article, chances are you’ve heard the melodious call of an auctioneer and considered, one day, also sitting in the limelight of an auction sale. Either that, or you just really like Danny Hooper. In 2013, I attended Western Canadian Agribition as both a Cattlemen’s Young Leader… Read more »

What’s Next for the Beef Code of Practice?

Scrutiny over animal welfare issues in agriculture continues to expand, as social media tools provide easy sharing of horrific acts, often painting an entire industry with the same negative brush. Beef producers, like many others, are very aware of the issues and have taken the initiative to develop the Code of Practice for the Care… Read more »