Highlights of this month’s issue:

Loblaws Beefs Up The Meat Case

The May issue of The News Feed highlights the move by Loblaw Companies to offer Ontario Corn Fed Beef at 46 more stores. The leading Canadian grocer has expanded the program to include Ontario Loblaws stores, Loblaw great food, the Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens and Bloor Street Market. With the expansion, OCFB products are available at more than 200 Loblaw Cos. stores across the province.

Cargill Premium For OCFB Cattle

Ontario’s largest packing plant is offering a price incentive for cattle certified for the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program. Dennis Schroeder, part of the cattle procurement team with Cargill Regional Beef in Guelph, says the company is giving a premium of $3.00 per head. “We decided to go with the $3 per head instead of going to a grade type of spec so we can include more cattle in the program,” says Schroeder. “We’re looking to increase the number of cattle in the Corn Fed program and we felt we had to do something to move that process along.”

Standing Up For Agriculture

Never again will beef farmers Troy and Stacy Hadrick allow someone else to tell their story about farming. Since March of 2002, the cow-calf producers from South Dakota have been on a mission to urge farmers to combat negativity towards agriculture and to be their own spokespeople. The Hadricks brought their message to Canada for the first time during their keynote presentation to the first annual meeting of Farm and Food Care Ontario in Waterloo in April.

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