Tag: Alberta Beef Producers

Alberta cattle feeders vote in favour of ‘New Era Beef Industry’

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) met last week at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference for their Annual General Meeting, where a resounding 75 percent of the membership voted in favour of pursuing an agreement that is being called the “New Era Beef Industry.” This agreement, if successful, will see a change to the check-off… Read more »

Know a Creative, Albertan Youth? ABP Young Guns Contest is Now Open

Exciting news for youth aged 8-21 in Alberta’s beef industry! If you’re involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production, you’re eligible to apply for the Alberta Beef Producers’ (ABP) “Young Guns Contest.” The contest, running until May 30, 2014, is looking for applicants to identify what they see as the biggest challenge… Read more »

Alberta Government Releases Age Verification Incentive Program to Increase Compliance

Last week the Alberta government released the information on a new age verification incentive program. Outside of Quebec, Alberta is the only province to have mandatory age verification. The data shows that even though the process is mandatory below 70% are actually getting RFID tagged. This is concerning to the province and required a response…. Read more »

Kevin Grier, George Morris Center—Alberta Changes Association Checkoff Rules

Last month the Alberta Government announced that they were changing the checkoff rules for pork, beef, potatoes and lamb in the province. This has been a very controversial topic because of the massing theories as to what will happen with that money if a refund is requested. I spoke to Kevin Grier, Senior Market Analyst… Read more »

Alberta Legislation Changes Checkoff Rules

If you don’t follow the beef industry very closely then you have been missing the battle of the beef check off dollars.  Traditionally all the check off dollars have gone to the Alberta Beef Producers but there was growing dissent within the industry as to what the ABP was doing with that money for the… Read more »