Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear: Dennis Laycraft, of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on the labelling of ground beef for saturated fat; Willie Van Solkema, beef industry consultant, on whether or not Saskatchewan could sustain a new packing plant; Greg Northey, of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance… Read More

Although ground meat, such as beef or pork, is a single-ingredient food product, proposed regulation changes by Health Canada could require front-of-package labelling warning of the food’s saturated fat content. Single-ingredient foods, such as eggs, vegetables, and fruit, are usually exempt from some labelling requirements, under Health Canada. Other countries that have implemented front-of-package regulations… Read More

Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is on location at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention happening now at Houston, Texas. Laycraft is part of the Canadian contingent and is taking part in several meetings with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts, discussing country of origin labeling, sustainability, processing capacity, and… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to today’s edition of RealAg Radio! On this mid-week, pre-holiday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Kody Blois, Liberal MP for Kings-Hants, and agriculture committee appointee and chair; Peter Rohde, vice president client advisory and development at IHS Markit Agribusiness; and Dennis Laycraft, of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association about the Korean… Read More

On December 17, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed a case of an atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eight-and-a-half-year-old beef cow on a farm in Alberta. On December 21, South Korea announced it would be restricting Canadian beef imports due to the case. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear an issues panel featuring Kelvin Heppner, Lyndsey Smith, and Andrew Campbell. On the list to discuss: policy announcements, the impending election, and fertilizer emission reductions. Plus, you’ll also hear from Dennis Laycraft of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association talking U.S. trade, labelling, and more. Thoughts on something we… Read More

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) executive vice president Dennis Laycraft’s recent trip to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in Nashville was a busy week. To start, Laycraft met with new leaders of organizations that frequent the convention, who were really appreciative that CCA made the effort to get down there. On Laycraft’s agenda of… Read More

The BIXS beef information platform has signed a deal with one of the biggest data-holders in Canada’s beef industry. Cargill — one of the country’s two largest beef packers — has agreed to provide beef carcass information to the rest of the supply chain through the online data exchange. “Carcass data has been a major roadblock for industry-wide data sharing. With… Read More

 

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