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A beefy economic contribution

A beefy economic contribution

The economic importance of the beef sector can’t be determined just by looking at farm cash receipts, says Canfax. A new study adds in “direct, indirect and induced impacts” that flow from cattle production.

“For Canada in the 2018-20 period, the cattle sector had $51.6 billion in goods and sales, contributed $21.8 billion to gross domestic product at market prices, including $11.7 billion in labour income and is directly or indirectly associated with creation of 347,352 full-time equivalent jobs,” the report done for Canfax states.

“For every $1 of income received by workers and farm owners, another $6.22 are created elsewhere.”

For the full report titled ‘The Beef Industry’s Contribution to the Canadian Economy,' visit (opens as a PDF)

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