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Tim McAllister has shown the beef industry is reducing its carbon footprint, but more needs to be done, he says.

Top scientist challenges beef industry to do better

Yes, anti-meat activists distort the facts, says Tim McAllister — 
but ‘there is science that supports their position’

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s no secret the beef industry is under attack from environmentalists and activists — or that they frequently distort the truth. “They have an agenda that they are trying to gain information to support — they’re looking for things that have gone awry in the industry, and there have been problems,” renowned Alberta cattle researcher […] Read more

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Workers wanted: Agribusiness sector hiring

CNS Canada — More people have applied for jobs in Canada’s agribusiness sector as of late, according to an industry researcher, but some agricultural sectors still face a critical labour shortage. “People have said that they have received more resumes this year than in previous years,” said Debra Hauer, project manager at the Canadian Agricultural […] Read more

Hog producers aren’t planning on expanding their herds for at least another five years, says a new report.

Hog and cattle expansion will be slow

New report says both cattle and hog producers ‘cautious’ about expanding

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) says the cattle and hog sectors face challenges, but their economic prospects over the next decade ARE positive. The report predicts there will be a modest increase in the provincial cattle herd, partly because producers are “cautious” about additional investments. “The rapid improvement in […] Read more