Archived Opinion Articles


SRM removal costs

Gabe McClintock

Canadian beef producers have experienced many challenges the past few years. They have tackled drought, COVID-19 related bottlenecks, inflation, supply chain breakdowns and global instability.


No man’s land

Hunting season is upon us again. For some of you, it’s a great time of year because you finally have the chance to get some nuisance animals away from your haystacks. For others, it can be an aggravating time if

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Use it or lose it

My research for the article I wrote last month on the labour situation was a real eye-opener for me. In fact, I think that in an indirect way, it’s the biggest threat to the meat and livestock industry in western

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Something smells in Balzac

I have, somewhat jokingly, come to refer to Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi as the Messiah or the anointed one. I say this due, not only, to his inflated view of himself but two particular comments he made awhile back. Before I

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Have you considered a Joint Venture?

Running a business in the agriculture industry these days is not cheap. Expenses such as land, feed, cattle, chemical, and fertilizer are only a few of the long list of increasing costs. The small producer is becoming an endangered species,

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To be or not to be, BSE

Certainly by now everyone has heard about the recent BSE infected cow from northern Alberta. If I’m not mistaken, this is yet another case where the infected animal was located in Northern Alberta. Like the last case some four years

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