Q&A

Q&A: Cattle Are Part Of The Climate Solution

A conversation with rangeland ecologist Richard Teague, PhD, analyzing the role that adaptive multi-paddock cattle grazing plays in sequestering carbon There’s a lot of terms for management intensive grazing, you…

Our Latest Q&A: Talking Turkey with Manitoba Turkey Producers’ Rachelle Brown

Rachelle Brown is the Chair of the Manitoba Turkey Producers and is currently serving her fifth consecutive three-year term. She is also Manitoba’s director to the Turkey Farmers of Canada,…

HyLife and Beekeeper: The Employee Communication Platform that Softened the COVID-19 Blow

According to Dennis Brewster, Learning  and Development Manager at HyLife Foods, one of Canada’s top pork producers, the company embarked on a search for a comprehensive solution to improve communications among their diverse…

A Q&A with Central Products & Foods Ltd: Built on Tradition

When you walk into Sausage Makers store front delicatessen at 630 Nairn Avenue in Winnipeg’s east end, the wafting aroma of fine deli meats makes your mouth water. Customers have…

Talking Agriculture with Lawrence MacAulay

Prior to Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle earlier this March that saw Honourable Minister Lawrence MacAulay appointed Minister of Veteran Affairs, and Quebec MP Marie-Claude Bibeau assuming the desk of Minister of…

Ron Glaser Q&A: What the New Check-Off Means for Canada Beef

Ron Glaser is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Canada Beef and he also serves in another capacity for the agency on the Executive Leadership Team, responsible for setting Canada…

Q&A with CCA’s Emily Ritchie: Shaping Youth in the Industry

Typically the beef industry, or for that matter the agriculture industry in general, tends to suffer from poor youth retention, especially in the boardrooms and on the ranches and farms.…

Fawn Jackson Q&A: Sustainability is Really Coming Now

After five years of forums and metrics planning the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is going live today in Edmonton and executive director, Fawn Jackson, couldn’t be more excited.…

David Francis Farms, PEI – 2017 TESA Recipient

David Francis will tell you no one was more surprised than he when the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) selected their farm as recipient of this year’s TESA -The Environmental Stewardship…

John Masswohl Q&A: The Real State of the Trade Talks

The tone of NAFTA headlines throughout the media seems to be particularly negative since the last round of sessions in Ottawa concluded last week. And one word seemed to be…

Canada Beef’s Ron Glaser: The Exciting Road Ahead

The year ahead is an open road in many ways for Canada Beef, the organization amalgamated out of the former Beef Information Centre (BIC), the Canada Beef Export Federation (CBEF),…

The Banff Pork Seminar Overview with Mark Chambers

The Banff Pork Seminar has become one of the most anticipated annual industry events and this year’s conference held in January set the bar even higher according to Committee Chairman…

Dr. John Church and His Wonderful Drones

Consumer drones have become the hobby of choice for a growing number of eager video enthusiasts. The technology behind the drone and the camera payload has rapidly broken performance barriers…

Q&A with Dennis Laycraft: The Beef Conference 2016

When we had our last Q & A with Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Executive Vice President Dennis Laycraft, it was shortly following his November 2015 appointment as the newly elected…

Beretta’s Frozen Butcher Setting the Online Bar

Beretta Farms of Ontario has long been regarded for their quality, heritage and sustainable meat products but when they added the Frozen Butcher concept, guaranteeing nationwide delivery within 48 hours,…

Q & A: Melinda German and Ron Glaser on the 2016 Check-Off Program

This past January, the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency announced the appointment of Melinda German as their new general manager. The announcement meant more than just…

Lawrence MacAulay Q&A

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new cabinet in November, the appointment of Lawrence MacAulay as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food was welcomed by the industry. MacAulay is well…

Rick Bergmann Q&A

Rick Bergmann has been voted to chair the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) for a second term and he couldn’t be more delighted. He has been running his own hog farm…

A COOL Round Table Discussion with CCA

photo: CCA’s Dennis Laycraft, Dave Solverson, John Masswohl When you attend the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s Semi-Annual Meeting, recently held in Winnipeg this past August, you get the feeling you’re at…

Douglas Lake Ranch Q & A: Canada’s Oldest Cattle Ranch

Few Ranches in Canada have a history like the Douglas Lake Ranch. It has the distinction of being one of the oldest working ranches in the country as well as…

Our February Issue

In our February issue we feature a Q&A with software giant, Beekeeper, and how their frontline communication platform is gaining a foothold in the meat processing industry; Olymel Announces new production capacity; take a look at Canada’s Agriculture day; Food safety funding in Ontario; the state of U.S. farms; Ontario Turkey producers present some new tools; why sustainability matters, and much, much more.