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Hormone-free beef pros and cons

Beef 911: There’s a lot of confusion about these programs — 
here’s a take from a veterinary perspective

With all the terms we are hearing in the beef industry — such as organic, natural, hormone free, sustainable — there is no doubt confusion even for you the producers trying to raise cattle to fit into these programs. Most of these branded or niche programs are trying to differentiate themselves from the traditional ways […] Read more

Environmental activists carry a giant inflatable chicken as they demonstrate against ‘chlorine chickens’ near the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich Oct. 1, 2014. The protest is against the planned Free Trade Agreements TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) with the U.S. and Canada, which opponents fear will allow U.S. chlorine-washed chicken  and hormone-treated meat into the EU.

Hormone-free beef for European markets the next big export opportunity

Half a million cattle raised without implants will be needed to fill the 
quota in the new trade deal with the European Union

The proposed trade deal with Europe has a simple story line for Alberta cattle producers — build the herd. “To take advantage of the European agreement, we’re going to have to expand,” said John Masswohl, director of government and international relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) finalized late […] Read more