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Beef agency elects board for the coming year

Jeff Smith and Doug Sawyer will represent Alberta on the board of the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency for the coming year. The agency promotes the marketing and production of beef cattle, beef and beef products through Canada Beef and conducts and promotes research activities through Beef Cattle Research Council. Sawyer […] Read more

R-CALF alleges USDA's $1-per-head checkoff is being

R-CALF’s USDA lawsuit takes aim at Canadian beef

Protectionist ranchers’ group says checkoffs promote ‘less safe and less wholesome’ imported beef

A group of cattle ranchers is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, claiming their checkoff dollars are being used to promote Canadian and other imported beef. The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America — best known as R-CALF — also claims imported beef is “less safe and less wholesome.” But the lawsuit filed […] Read more


‘Probably carcinogenic’ needs to be put in context

The risk — if there is one — is small, and the nutritional benefits of red meat are known and are substantial

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has reviewed the monograph, Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat as published in The Lancet, which summarizes the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) review of red meat and processed meats. The Working Group charged with the review classified consumption of red meat in Group 2A, or “probably […] Read more