Labour Shortage in the Beef Industry
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) says, a shortage of workers at the farm and beef processing levels remains a challenge for Canada's beef industry.
They say, according to the Conference Board of Canada, $141 million in annual farm cash receipts are lost due to job vacancies at the primary production level.
Employers have reached out to aboriganal groups, young people, and women across Canada, but some positions still go unfilled.
The CCA says, the agriculture industry's next alternative is to rely on immigration to fill these positions when Canadians are unavailable.
A New Addition to the U of A Research Ranch
A new gift arrived at the University of Alberta Kinsella Ranch last week, courtesy of Senator Dan Hays.
They received 78 Hays Converter cattle, which is a unique research breed for Alberta.
The breed is a cross between Hereford, Brown Swiss, and Holstein cattle.
Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at U of A, Dr. Stanford Blade, says the gift will allow them to figure out how they can manage some of those traits more effectively.
The Alberta Beef Producers 43rd Annual General Meeting
The Alberta Beef Producers 43rd Annual General Meeting is happening in Calgary, and ends tomorrow, December 6.
The meeting started Monday, and will cover elections, the presentation of the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award, and a salute to the outgoing Chair, Bob Lowe.
Farm Forum Event Starts Today
The Farm Forum Event starts in Calgary today.
Founder of Agri-Trend, Rob Siak, says the Farm Forum Event is an extensive learning session for farmers.
There are a total of 77 breakout sessions for farmers to choose from, and on top of that, there's will be six international keynote speakers.
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