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Friday, 25 November 2011 13:48

Agribition Hosts US-Canada Beef Roundtable

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Canadian Western Agribition, Western Canada’s largest agribusiness show, played host to a new initiative to improve dialogue between Canadian and American beef producers.


Producers from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Minnesota met with their Canadian counterparts through a program organized by the Canadian embassy.

The Canadian representatives included delegates from a variety of producer groups as well as some opinion-leading cattle consulting businesses.

Topics discussed included country-of-origin labelling, traceability as well as a general discussion of shared challenges.

“The beef industry is very much a North American industry that cuts across borders. Producers in both countries face similar issues and challenges, so this discussion gave both sides got a better perspective of each other’s industry,” said participant Stewart Stone from Heartland Livestock Services.

The group committed to continue the discussion in January when it will be the American’s turn to host the Canadians at the Denver Stock Show.

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