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Registration open for FutureFare 2015: Setting Ourselves Apart

The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency is proud to present FutureFare 2015: Setting Ourselves Apart on June 16, 2015 at the BMO Centre in Calgary. Please register today to join us to discover the names and faces behind the innovative projects navigating industry forward.

 

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Prospective Grading Tools Could Add Convenience to Beef Industry

Grading is an important step for processors because carcass and meat qualities contribute towards customer needs and acceptability in meat products on retail shelves. Human graders were the initial source of determining grade, but processors are now moving towards electronic grading tools and technology.

Using technology that combines the reading of near infrared and visible light properties, University of Alberta professor, Dr. Heather Bruce, led a research team in developing handheld grading tools. More>>

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Alberta Meat and Livestock Industry Export Dependent

Canada is the second-largest country in the world geographically, but is home to a comparatively small population. As a result, Canadians enjoy plenty of space and fresh air, and have an incredible amount of land available to produce food. So much, in fact, that Canada produces more than it can consume – especially when it comes to the livestock and meat sector.

What that means is that for Canada’s livestock and meat sector to be profitable and sustainable, the excess livestock and meat must be exported to foreign markets. More>>