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Cargill and TrustBIX double down on sustainable beef efforts

Sustainable beef from certified farms and ranches is raised, processed and delivered with the future in mind

TrustBIX and Cargill signed a new agreement February 26, 2020 for TrustBIX to continue to provide chain-of-custody services that enable Cargill to offer sustainable beef sourcing to its Canadian customers. Cargill has and continues to develop multiple customer solutions that adhere to the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework.  The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is an operation-level certification program developed by […] Read more

Research out of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity found that 46 per cent of surveyed consumers are concerned about hormone use in livestock.

Research finds Canadians want to learn about agriculture

Public Trust: Study by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity shows gaps in consumer understanding of modern agricultural practices

The general public’s lack of agricultural knowledge is more widespread than likely imagined, according to a 2019 study. The study by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) found that 91 per cent of Canadians feel they know little, very little or nothing about modern agricultural practices. However, this research also shows that 60 per […] Read more


New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Cameron Olson was raised on a small beef cow-calf and finisher operation southeast of Calgary, Alta. 4-H piqued his interest in beef cattle and he participated in clubs in the Calgary region for eight years. Olson earned a bachelor and a graduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. His graduate […] Read more

New research has found no link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and antimicrobial use in cattle. (Photo: Canada Beef)

Study finds Enterococcus bacteria resistance in people not related to antibiotic use in cattle

Dr. Tim McAllister, a principal research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri‑Food Canada Research and Development Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, says that, he and his team have found nothing to indicate that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in beef cattle is being transmitted to humans. The recent study was published in the academic journal Scientific Reports this […] Read more


The grocery department at a northern store in Waskaganish, on James Bay in northern Quebec.  Remote communities are more vulnerable to supply disruptions. (Northmart.ca via YouTube)

Charlebois: The Fine Art of Panic-Buying

Reports on how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting global supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world are increasing daily, and these effects may not yet have reached their peak, at least not in North America. This may happen, however, over the next few weeks. Grocers and food retailers are likely engaging their vendors […] Read more

‘Our industry has a clear path to a bright future in the National Beef Strategy.’ – David Haywood-Farmer.

CCA Reports: A roadmap for the beef industry

From the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Beef Advisors consist of elected leaders and staff representation of the seven national beef organizations responsible for policy, marketing, research and sustainability. They are a diverse group of experienced industry representatives who are responsible for advancing the National Beef Strategy with industry stakeholders, providing recommendations on future direction and reporting results against strategy […] Read more


University of Calgary opens new agricultural research centre

Research: News Roundup from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The University of Calgary is opening a new institute to research public policy that supports the growth and sustainability of agri-food and agribusiness, particularly in Western Canada. The new Simpson Centre for Agriculture and Food Innovation will focus on four research areas: trade policy, environment and climate change, agriculture’s economic contributions, and food and ag […] Read more

Josie Van Lent presents Rita and Armin Mueller's granddaughters with their own coveralls during a major funding announcement at Lakeland College in Vermilion. (Photo: Lisa Guenther)

Mueller family donates $4 million to Lakeland College

The donation by Armin and Rita Mueller will be used to establish a bison herd and program for the college’s students

Approximately 200 people, including students and community members, gathered in Lakeland College’s auditorium in Vermilion, Alberta, for a major funding announcement Tuesday afternoon. Armin and Rita Mueller have donated $4 million, the single largest gift the college has ever received. That money will be used to buy land and establish a bison herd to complement […] Read more



Randy Stokke shares how his family managed an emergency protection order that was applied to their ranch in the March issue.

Coming Up in Canadian Cattlemen: March 2, 2020

A look at what's ahead in the March issue of the magazine.

Dealing with an emergency protection order under the federal Species at Risk act is not exactly on most ranchers’ bucket lists. But when Randy and Terry Stokke found themselves in that exact situation, they managed to turn it into an opportunity to show how their grazing practices benefit wildlife. How did they do it? Find […] Read more


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