Source of TB in Alta. herd may remain unknown

The source of bovine tuberculosis found in six Alberta cattle last year may never be found. It’s a perplexing aspect to a situation that affected many ranchers in Alberta’s southeastern region near Jenner and Saskatchewan ranchers along the nearby provincial border. Approximately 11,500 animals have been killed to ensure eradication of the disease, and another […] Read more

Livestock traceability systems in place but future uncertain

Nearly a year after the federal government quietly axed funding for developing a central database to support new livestock traceability regulations, the project’s main supplier has still not been paid and its former chair says he doesn’t know where the government plans to redirect the money. Marie-Christine Talbot, president of Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ), the non-profit […] Read more

Loblaws answers consumer hunger for meat traceability

Knowing the name and address of the steer that provided that AAA steak on your barbecue could be just a scan away. Loblaws has introduced DNA information on some of its beef products to provide the ultimate in traceability. “We wanted to use the power of DNA technology to allow Loblaws to connect to the […] Read more