The Canadian Beef Improvement Network is an industry led initiative designed to foster collaboration across the beef production system for the purpose of genetic improvement of the beef herd. This includes breed associations, beef producer organizations, packers, retailers, service providers as well as cattle producers themselves.
The Beef Improvement Federation was formed as a means to standardize programs and methodologies and to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of performance concepts in beef production. The organization’s three-leaf clover logo would come to represent Industry, Extension and Research, just as its annual symposium would become the industry’s premier forum bringing industry segments together to discuss and evaluate performance topics.
The Canadian Beef Advisors is comprised of the national organizations representing the entire beef production chain in Canada. Members include the Canadian Cattlemen Association, Canada Beef Inc., National Cattle Feeders Association, Beef Cattle Research Council, Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef and the Canadian Meat Council.
The Canadian Beef Grading Agency (CBGA) is accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to assess grades in accordance with Canada’s national standards. The grading system functions to facilitate marketing and production decisions and to achieve greater consistency and predictability in eating quality.
In addition to grading, the CBGA is involved in certification of brands, such as those for beef produced from a specific breed of cattle. This independent verification assures buyers that the standards for Canadian branded beef programs are being fully satisfied.
Canada Beef Inc. is an independent national organization representing the marketing and promotion of the Canadian cattle and beef industry worldwide.
The Ministry contributes to three of the government’s four key opportunities. Unleashing innovation, competing in a global marketplace and making Alberta the best place to live, work and visit. The primary focus of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is on Government of Alberta Goal 1. Alberta will have a diversified and prosperous economy under the key opportunity of unleashing innovation. The Ministry achieves this by working with others to promote prosperity for Alberta through a strong, competitive, sustainable agriculture and food industry.
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