When it comes to barbecue, steak on the grill is a passion for most, a hobby for some and a primal urge for many. But it takes more than a love of fire to master the grill. It turns out there is one basic step that is often overlooked that can make you a grill
Canadian cattle producers may soon be paying an increased checkoff to fund industry research and marketing efforts. A representative from Canada Beef Inc., attended Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) district meetings to update producers on the National Beef Strategy and discuss the proposed increase to the National Beef Checkoff (NBC). “Your expectations have to match your
The view is different out here — and it’s not just the scenery. Granted, Co-operator staff had the rare opportunity last week to visit with ranchers in and around Calgary that were specifically selected by their colleagues at Alberta Farmer Express specifically because they do things a little differently. Nevertheless, it was an eye-opener listening
The following is an excerpt from the executive summary from the recently released document “Investing in a strong future for Canada’s beef industry,” which maps out an aggressive strategy for industry development both short and long term. The full document can be found at: www.beefstrategy.com. The Canadian beef industry is at a pivotal point in time.
Canada’s cattle herd should keep shrinking for several years, making it tough for the No. 3 beef exporter to fully capitalize on new overseas opportunities, according to the head of the country’s new beef industry group. The Canadian herd fell to an 18-year low of 13.87 million head midway through last year, even as Chicago
The future holds both opportunities and risks for Canadian cattle producers. “In this economic environment, for those who are flexible and willing to look around the corner in their decision-making… there will be opportunities,” U.S. beef market expert Jim Robb told ranchers attending the Manitoba Forage Council’s recent grazing school in Winnipeg. Overseas demand, particularly
While the term “mega-agency” has been used to describe Canada Beef Inc. (CBI), its very first president prefers to think in smaller, more specialized terms. “It’s funny, you know, I’ve heard that ‘mega-agency’ term and frankly, I see it a little bit differently. I see it more from a boutique point of view. We’re going
In this case, one head is better than three. Canada Beef Inc. – formed by the merger of Canadian Beef Export Federation, the Beef Information Centre, and the National Check-off Agency – is ready to hit the ground running now that it has a board and chief executive, says the chair of the new agency.
It’s been said the August long weekend is the most relaxing holiday of the year. It probably earns that reputation because it’s the easiest holiday for the cook of the household – no big dinner to plan or prepare. Just have something to barbecue, something cold to drink, somewhere to relax and you’re done. The