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July 28, 2017

Preliminary - I have decided to make the following article public, not because I have any particular expertise in this field but because I am quite concerned about the “group think” mentality that...

July 7, 2017

I have been unconsciously absorbing a lot of the hysteria that falls under the label of impending doom in the form of “climate change” erstwhile known as “global warming”. Is this slight warming c...

June 5, 2017

By any standard, Canada’s beef industry performance is impressive. Industry exports include live slaughter and feeder cattle and, including those live exports, Canada exported an astonishing 58% o...

May 11, 2017

NOTE Re Website- This article has been edited for the website by removing some material. There is a spreadsheet displaying my calculations titled “Grain Usage in the Feedlot Sector” which is also...

May 10, 2017

Please find relevant data and charts here.

This analysis is based on the year end report of the AAFC weekly report called Beef Supply at a Glance plus the annual report on provincially inspected sl...

April 26, 2017

This table and the accompanying charts show the quality grade and yield class distribution from 1993, when the present grading system was launched, to the present time. The accompanying two charts...

April 22, 2017

The Graders Rule is a device with which beef graders estimate and report yield in beef carcasses. For most purposes the graders simply report the Yield Grade as Y1, which is any carcass with a yie...

April 19, 2017

Here I recount the very successful experience in beef cattle marketing when I was involved with a new medium sized packing plant called Natural Valley Farms located near Wolsley, Saskatchewan. I t...

April 5, 2017

In recent years, there has been a marked shift in the percentage of beef carcasses in the three Yield classes with a sharp decline in the highest "Yield 1" class and a corresponding increase in th...

February 21, 2017

It has been argued that the packer who pays for beef carcasses on the basis of their percentage yield is disadvantaged relative to his competitors because he pays more for higher yielding cattle a...

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