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Alberta Beef Producers is refunding more than a third of the checkoff money it collects — with 88 per cent of that going to cattle feeders.

Cattle producers and feeders in checkoff stalemate

ABP has proposed a new funding council, but that wasn’t enough to sway cattle feeders

The Alberta Beef Producers and the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association have come to an impasse on making the provincial checkoff non-refundable. And that’s put the controversial matter in the hands of the provincial government. “We’re trying to come up with a plan,” said Martin Zuidhof, chair of the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association. “That’s where it’s […] Read more

Alberta beef producers want the checkoff on their cattle increased, but the provincial government 
has yet to say if it supports the move.

Bid to boost beef checkoffs remains stalled

There’s no resolution in sight on the issue of checkoffs, even though beef industry groups say research and marketing will suffer if the levies aren’t increased. “We need to invest more in marketing, research, and issues management,” said Rich Smith, executive director of Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). “We simply believe we need a higher level […] Read more