Meat audit shows work needed on improving taste

CALGARY — Juicy, tender and tasty are the benchmarks for good beef. A national meat case audit is designed to see whether the Canadian beef industry is delivering them. Results show it is, although overall satisfaction varies. “There’s only one reason to pay more than double for beef versus chicken and that’s the quality of […] Read more


Livestock transport rules questioned

OTTAWA — Proposed changes to Canada’s livestock transportation regulations have hit a sour note with some beef producers. The new animal transport regulations under the Health of Animals Act require shorter travel times and rest periods for cattle. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association questioned whether some of the new rules are practical. Ontario feedlot owner Tom […] Read more


Guarding the guardians

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards themselves? It was interesting to note a recent website launch designed to keep watch on the Humane Society of the United States, a group whose stated purpose is to “seek a humane and sustainable world for all animals.” Its Canadian affiliate is Humane Society International. What […] Read more