2021 meat processing outlook: Navigating price volatility by: Kyle Burak

The meat processing sector has experienced its fair share of ups-and-downs over the past couple of years. Global supply reductions have expanded export opportunities...

Every Farm Has Different Goalposts – Setting Goals And Defining Success by: beefresearch4

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca What does a “successful” Canadian beef farm look like? How do you define success on your farm? Canfax and the...

I ‘Heart’ Western Canadian Beef: Beef Industry in Western Canada, By Marissa Dimmell

Western Canada knows beef. The four western provinces account for about 85% of beef cattle on Canadian farms—with nearly half in Alberta alone. Home-grown beef is...

Potential hazards hidden in plain sight by: Emma Cross

Foreign objects can present a food safety issue for consumers who purchase meat products from affected animals later on down the supply chain, and can also impact animal...

Preparing for winter on a cattle operation by: Melissa Downing

We have been experiencing some beautiful fall weather lately, but by now I think most of us have also had a good frost or...

Kim Keller’s Perspectives On Creating Healthy Boundaries

I used to think that supporting others and their mental health was one thing and one thing only - I was available anytime someone...

OFA reminds members of their responsibility for a safe harvest on the roads by:...

As the fall season approaches and some normalcy returns to our daily lives, the pace of traffic has picked up. School buses are back...

Phytogenic Compounds in Feedlot Cattle Diets by: Dr. Erin Schwandt

Improvements in health and carcass grades are two of the potential benefits unlocked from rations that include phytogenic feed additives. Phytogenic feed additives (PFA) are...

Farmers and Ranchers are Truly the Toughest of People by: Marissa Epp

Farmers and ranchers are truly the toughest of people. The margins rarely ever make sense. The continuous stress of it all doesn’t make sense. And that’s in...

OFA encourages self-care for farmers as we navigate a stressful growing season by: Peggy...

It seems ironic that not too long ago, I injured my foot doing what I love to do to relieve stress – walking for...
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