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August 20, 2019 – About two weeks ago, a fire at a Tyson meat packing plant destroyed about 5 to 6% of the nation’s beef processing capacity. The fire caused a significant drop in the price of cattle and a significant rise in the price of wholesale beef, increasing the packing margin (the difference between cattle prices and beef prices). This has caused a lot […]
September 10, 2019 – Protein has been a hot topic on the dinner plate of Canadians. Plant-based proteins have received a lot of attention lately. But what do we know of the actual demand and preference for animal proteins? We introduce a quarterly demand index to measure consumption preferences for beef and other meats. The barometer reveals the preference for beef remains strong. Click here […]
Join regional Department of Agriculture staff and Perennia Specialists on a series of pasture tours across the province led by farmers who are considered experts at on-farm grazing management. Whether you’re interested in intensive rotational grazing or just looking to improve on your current grazing system, attending one of those tours is a must. No RSVP required.