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Demand for sustainable beef is outstripping supply.

Cargill looking for cow-calf operators for sustainable beef program

Meat Packers: News Roundup from the February 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cargill has declared its sustainable beef pilot program a success and is now looking at long-term strategies for the program, Joel Crews of Meat + Poultry reports. Demand is outpacing supply in Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration program, the company says. The program is now looking for more producers, particularly cow-calf producers, to join. To […] Read more

The Nerbas family poses for a family portrait. Left to right: Amber, Hailey, Arron, Emerson, Gene, Cynthia, Shane, Kane, Cash and Sacha.

Nerbas Brothers zero in on efficiency

Angus operation aims for smaller-framed, grass-efficient cattle

Efficiency is a word Arron Nerbas of Nerbas Brothers Angus, near Shellmouth, Man., uses often when describing his family’s moderate-framed Angus cattle and their forage-based farming operation. Originally his dad and uncle farmed together, and that’s where their ranch name came from. “My dad, Gene, is still involved with our ranch and my mom, Cynthia, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures firm

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle rose slightly on Friday, rebounding from Thursday’s declines on some bargain buying. Hog futures were mostly higher after falling to their lowest since Aug. 9 on Thursday, providing an opportunity for some end-of-week short-covering. But feeder cattle contracts weakened to their lowest since Jan. 23, pressured […] Read more