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Beef sector mobilizes against supply disruptions

Keeping border open, meeting demand for beef are top priorities

Teams of livestock and government officials are quickly creating plans and policies to keep the sector functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the executive vice-president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “Our primary objective obviously is to insure there is stable beef production and trade that can continue under the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dennis […] Read more

TPP seen critical for beef sales growth in Japan

Canadian beef producers could be out millions of dollars in new exports if Canada is shut out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Why is it important? Beef exports, especially from Ontario, have been growing significantly to Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Allowing other competitors such as Mexico and New Zealand better access to that market, […] Read more

Canada hosts Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Sustainable beef leaders from all over the world will be meeting in Banff from October 4-7

Alberta will be the meeting ground for the world’s sustainable beef leaders when the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef is held in Banff in October. The inaugural version of the conference, held in Denver six years ago, gave birth to the “sustainable beef” movement through the creation of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. That, […] Read more

Dennis Laycraft new president of Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Dennis Laycraft is the new president of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Laycraft is executive vice-president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and a spokesperson for the beef cattle industry on trade, product safety, and animal disease issues. The global roundtable was established in 2012 with a wide range of stakeholders, including McDonald’s, JBS, Cargill, […] Read more