The Fall edition of The News Feed features several highlights from an eventful summer for the Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB) program. Of note, OCFB and Van Osch Farms hosted a feedlot tour for senior level marketing and sustainability team members from Loblaw Companies Limited.
Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association collaborated to organize a tour of four area feedlots and a speaker program for Ontario's feedlot producers. The host feedlot operations selected for the tour were producers who are very detail-oriented and collect data and accurate records for animal health, cropping and soil management, manure management, production efficiencies — including barn design for cattle comfort, handling and movement —and financial management. These feedlot operations also participate in Quality Assurance (QA) programs, including the Ontario Corn Fed Beef QA and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
Efforts to develop new markets at home and overseas continued during the summer. In Japan, The Restaurant Soleil became the latest partner for Ontario beef. Since April, they've been serving Angus Sirloin Steak 300 produced from Ontario Heritage Angus Beef, which is produced under the Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program.
On a final note, we’re pleased to be bringing back the Beef Industry Convention to London, Ont. in January! For those who want to get an early start on planning, we have provided registration, sponsorship and exhibitor forms in this edition of The News Feed.
To view the forms and the articles, click on the following link:Fall 2022 News Feed