Canada and Alberta BSE Surveillance Program Update

As of November 1, 2012, the Canada and Alberta BSE Surveillance Program (CABSESP) is once again accepting all high risk cattle (down, diseased, dying or dead) older than 30 months, without any upper age limit. Also, the restriction for possession of animals for at least 30 days has been eliminated. Therefore, the CABSESP now accepts animals 30 months of age and older that are legally possessed by Alberta’s farmers falling into any of the high risk categories. The other eligibility criteria for the high risk categories remain the same. On May 2012, the CABSESP started sampling in rendereing facilities using CFIA inspectors. On September...

Cattle Fax Cattle Industry Outlook

Randy Blach of CattleFax presents a detailed cattle industry outlook for 2013. Overall trends include positive economic signals for expansion, Mother Nature willing, resulting in solid returns for the cow/calf sector. Feeding and packing segments will gradually begin to close excess capacity as margins become more difficult to find. Also in 2013 it will be more critical than ever to manage risk, due to the record amount of capital and credit required to operate. clomid spain purchase As a final result, retail meat prices will continue to rise. For more information click the link below. AcademyofVetConsultants-12-1-12...