Tag: Alberta Beef Producers

Alberta cattle producers vote for refundable check-off, unofficial results show

Although it’s still in the early stages of results, the plebiscite vote in regards to the service charge model for Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) show 51.3 per cent are in favour of a refundable check-off model. The vote took place between October 19th to November 27th, and, of the 1,874 votes, only four ballots were… Read more »

Refundable or not? Alberta beef producers to vote on check-off dollars

On Friday, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) will have their plebiscite vote available to its members. Ranchers are being asked if their provincial check-off dollars should be refundable or non-refundable. Voting will take place at various ABP fall meetings across the province from October 19th until November 13th. There’s also the option to vote at any of the… Read more »

Alberta cattle groups planning plebiscite on return to non-refundable check-off

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) have announced they’re aiming to hold a plebiscite this fall, with the goal of returning to a non-refundable provincial check-off. The two organizations announced a joint agreement “to strengthen our investment in the future of the beef industry” on Friday. They say they’re looking… Read more »

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 »

NCBA10 – Two Producers Trying to Make a Difference for the Cattle Industry

Being someone that has served on boards for a couple different agricultural associations, I respect people that commit the time necessary to make a difference.  Whatever your beef politics are it is important to understand the work that happens behind the scenes.  Trying to run your own business and also commit the time to cattle… 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 »