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It has been a long, tough haul since the pandemic nearly cratered the cattle sector and feeders are only now getting close to break-even, says feeder association chair Greg Schmidt. But if not for the set-aside program, the financial pain would have been much greater, he said.

Disaster averted: Cattle set-aside does its job

'It could have been worse, a lot worse,’ says feeder association chair

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was a response to a crisis that threatened to overwhelm Alberta’s cattle sector — but seven months later the cattle set-aside program has come to an end. And it’s clear it’s been a success, says the chair of the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association. “I think the program did its job,” said Greg Schmidt, an […] Read more