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Ron Glaser, vice-president of corporate affairs and public relations with Canada Beef Inc., discussed the increase to the National Beef Checkoff at the District 7 Manitoba Beef Producers meeting held on November 6 in Strathclair.

Increasing support to cattle industry research and marketing

Canadian cattle producers are being asked to support industry research 
and marketing through an increase to the National Beef Checkoff

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


In Rich Vesta’s world, big is not beautiful. Once operational, the cutting line at Harmony Beef will move only six feet every 30 seconds.

Editorial: Beef production and the view from Alberta

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

A new strategy for developing Canada’s beef sector

This strategy is about how we can work together to best position our industry to compete for a larger share 
of the world market and to become the high-quality beef product of choice in the world

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.



Experts cautiously bullish on prospects for Canadian cattle producers

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

Canada Beef’s First President Focusing On Strengths

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

Canada Beef Inc. Off And Running

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.


Recipe Swap – for Aug. 4, 2011

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