When asked why the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) recently announced a policy to focus on inclusion within the beef value chain, Joe Dickenson says it should have been done years ago. Dickenson is a beef producer from near Oil Springs, Ont., and a feedlot director for BFO. He’s also been instrumental in moving this… Read More

Frontline essential workers, including those in the food processing sector, will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in the next round of immunizations, says Ontario’s premier Doug Ford. In late December, Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association along with the Canadian Meat Council, Meat and Poultry Ontario, Food and Beverage Ontario, Ontario… Read More

Updated story: Details of the program are now listed on Agricorp’s website The governments of Canada and Ontario have committed $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance for the province’s beef farmers through funding for feeding costs associated with market-ready cattle that must be set-aside due to COVID-19-related processing disruptions. Last Thursday, Cargill’s Better Beef plant… Read More

The Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program has been approved as the certification body Certified Sustainable Beef Framework’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard for beef feedlot operations in Ontario. The standard, under the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), will be an additional offering of quality assurance programs certified by Ontario Corn Fed Beef, streamlining… Read More

While there is plenty of attention on the growing beef processing crisis in Western Canada, beef producers in Eastern Canada are also struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has published a video request of the federal government, which includes several voices from the beef industry’s eastern producers… Read More

Ontario’s beef producer group has asked both beef and dairy producers to hold back cull cows in an attempt to ease the pinch on beef processing capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Processing backlogs have plagued the eastern Canadian beef sector for many months due to a lack of sufficient processing capacity and plant closures, says… Read More

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has elected Rob Lipsett as its new president, with Jack Chaffe serving as vice president. Lipsett replaces Joe Hill, who stepped down after completing the maximum three terms on the BFO board of directors. The new executive was voted in at the 58th annual general meeting held last week in… Read More

 

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