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Abe Van Melle wants to find new homes for underutilized cuts, such as rope meat. Traditionally ground into hamburger, it makes an excellent steak when marinated and cooked slowly.

Here’s the (best) beef: New Centre of Excellence shows how good it can be

Beef Centre of Excellence showing chefs and buyers from around the world that Canadian beef is ‘best in class’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new Beef Centre of Excellence is pursuing mindshare, not merely market share, says Canada Beef president Rob Meijer. The centre promotes Canadian beef at home and abroad, and is experimenting with ways to add value through how it’s cut, displayed, and cooked. “We need to change the paradigm to put (beef) producers and consumers […] Read more

There are a lot of opportunities for beef producers on the horizon, 
says futurist Bob Treadway.

Futurist to beef producers: Global trends are your friends

Bob Treadway says global demand should stay strong and 
sustainable beef is a winner, but COOL won’t be solved for a while

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a good time to be a beef producer, but keep an eye on long-term trends. That’s the message futurist Bob Treadway brought to the Alberta Beef Industry Conference last month. “I think there’s a bright future ahead. In the animal protein sector, I think you’re where the crop producers were six years ago,” he […] Read more

Cattle in a fenced area.

Texas economist sees two more years of high cattle prices

Analysis: Beef production seen down six per cent for 2014 and another four per cent for 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes For beef cattle prices to continue their record run, the 2014 U.S. corn crop will have to produce record yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. That aside, the 2014 beef cattle market outlook is poised for another historic run as lack of supply will continue to fetch strong bids on calves. […] Read more