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Cattle prices have ‘just one direction to go’ and that’s why producers should be embracing niche markets for natural or ‘certified humane’ beef, says Hanna rancher Colleen Biggs.

New mindset needed? Earls is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Consumers are starting to call the tune about how cattle are raised, 
and the sector needs to respond, say industry observers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Consumers are demanding sustainable beef and many want it sooner rather than later. That’s a key lesson from the Earls Restaurant controversy — and evidence producers need to change their thinking, say experts. “The first thing the cattle industry has to do is stop believing that there is no money to be made with niche […] Read more

Ranchers Dylan (shown) and Colleen Biggs have been honoured for the “profound difference” they have 
made through their clinics on low-stress handling and other best practices.

Hanna ranchers win award for animal care

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dylan and Colleen Biggs of TK Ranch were two of the recipients of awards of distinction at the recent Livestock Care Conference hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care. The Hanna-area ranchers were recognized for their long-term commitment to animal welfare and sustainably produced food, which has served as a model approach inspiring the progress of […] Read more