Round table releases sustainability indicators for public comment

The Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef seeks final public comment on its indicators used to measure sustainability practices for the processing sector. The public comment period is from Oct. 5 to Nov. 4, according to a news release from the roundtable. Sustainable beef is defined as a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable […] Read more


Making more from less key to livestock sustainability

BANFF, Alta. — The humble cow is being charged with environmental degradation for doing what comes naturally —eating grass, chewing its cud and burping. Cattle that graze on pastures have been linked to climate change be-cause of greenhouse gas emissions such as methane. The need to defend cattle’s impact on the environment and deflect criticism […] Read more


Beef sector gets good grades for sustainability

BANFF, Alta. — The Canadian Round Table on Sustainable Beef has released its national beef sustainability assessment that shows the industry is doing many things well but has some areas needing improvement. The round table consisting of 93 members from agriculture producers to major food corporations commissioned Deloitte to conduct the life cycle analysis in […] Read more



Ranchers give pilot program thumbs up

Cow-calf ranchers say the verified sustainable certification could attract customers and increase market share

The work to feed sustainably raised beef to the world is just beginning. A pilot project to see if a major burger company such as McDonald’s Corp. could deliver sustainably raised beef is complete, and the results show it can be done. Results and recommendations were presented in Calgary June 2 and have been forwarded […] Read more


Roundtable to assess beef sector sustainability

EDMONTON — An Alberta rancher has been named chair of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The group is part of a global initiative, but the ambitious plan could set Canadian beef in a class by itself, said Cherie Copithorne-Barnes. Canada is among the 65 members of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef that formed […] Read more