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Protect JBS Feedlot workers

The recent JBS plant tour in Brooks made for high hopes when opposition Liberal MLA Dr. Swann and I took the tour. JBS stated they are better because they do better, they strive and intend to exceed the standards that apply in all aspects of their operations at all times. On that note I asked […] Read more

Supply management message misinterpreted

RE: “Dairy Farmers show some bend in supply management” (AF May 27, 2013, Sylvain Charlebois) Charlebois states that the Canadian Dairy Commission’s introduction of Class 3(d) is a sign that supply management is on the way out, however, he misinterpreted this change. We wouldn’t endorse a change that would foster the movement for the demise […] Read more


WTO actions must be continued

Re: The opinion piece entitled “Please, let’s not win any more trade battle” by John Morriss in the June 24 issue. The viewpoints expressed demonstrate a clear misunderstanding of the nature of the dispute regarding U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) supports the concept of voluntary country of origin […] Read more

Luing cattle on the rise

I would like to respond to comments made about Luing cattle in the article “All cattle are not all black yet” in the Feb. 4 edition. I’m not sure where Mr. Fee gained his impression that our breed had disappeared prior to him noticing “some registrations in 2010-11.” Our herd book contains registrations of Luing […] Read more


Letters — for 2012-09-10 00:00:00

I am a reader of your paper and a farmer/rancher in Alberta. I enjoy reading Alberta Farmer and am generally happy and pleased with the quality of the paper and articles. I recently read the May 7 paper and felt that I should send you a comment. (yes, we have been busy farming and are […] Read more

Gun registry is gone, gun owners registry isn’t

A recent letter to the editor of the Manitoba Co-operator from Inky Mark of Dauphin, Manitoba. Mark is a former Conservative member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River. Most gun owners in Canada believe that once the long-gun registry is revoked by C-19, everything will return to normal to pre-C-68 days. How wrong it is to […] Read more


Letters — for 2012-06-04 00:00:00

The CGC has been contacted by Mr. Bill Toews who advised that he is concerned about the attribution of a statement in the feature on the CGC’s 100th anniversary printed in the April 9 issue. In the piece entitled “CGC guarantees Canadian grain quality worldwide,” the quote, “You have a disciplined system for putting grain […] Read more