Cattle producers affected by TB quarantine need immediate relief
The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and his provincial counterparts, Hon. Oneil Carlier (Alberta) and Hon. Lyle Stewart (Saskatchewan), to provide immediate relief to cattle farmers affected by the expanding quarantine measures required in response to the discovery of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) infection of six Alberta animals. Read more
Our beef is not just with Earl’s – a better system is within reach
Earl’s sourcing decision also highlights Canada’s need for a more diversified beef system that would create more value for both farmers and consumers. Read more
NFU-NB: Plus hauts prix bovins en 10 ans
Les prix pour les bovins sont les plus élevés que les fermiers ont vus depuis 10 ans. Les prix avaient chuté après la crise de la vache folle en 2003, mais ils sont enfin remontés à un niveau où les fermiers sont capables de récupérer les coûts de production. Selon la moyenne des ventes de Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society, au début d'octobre, les prix avaient augmenté de plus de 85 %. Read more
NFU in NB: Cattle prices highest in 10 years
New Brunswick—Cattle prices are the highest that farmers have seen in over ten years. Prices plummeted after the BSE crisis in 2003 and are finally back up to a level where farmers are able to recover the cost of production. Based on sales averages from the Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society in early-October prices have increased over 85%. Sales prices were up an average of $.84/lb for bulls and $1.23/lb for steers over the same time last year. Over 50% of NFU-NB members keep cattle and the rise in prices means a stable financial year for many of them. The high prices will particularly benefit farmers with a cow/calf operation; meaning they sell the young cattle at a weight of 500 – 600 pounds. Trends are expected to keep up for at least the next few years due to market demand. Even with positive projections for stable prices, the NFU-NB encourages Read more
Farmer Profile: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta
A profile of farmer and NFU member Blake Hall, from Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta. Read more