Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada COVID-19 Updates | April 28, 2020
The Government of Canada has been providing regular and important updates for the agricultural and agri-food industry, including answering questions about trade, food safety, and supply and providing recommendations for the business sector. Visit their webpage here to learn more.
Government of Canada COVID-19 Webpage | April 27, 2020
The federal government is helping Canadians stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 pandemic through their website. You can access printable resources, find answers to your important COVID-19 related questions, and stay up to date with federal and provincial numbers by visiting their Coronavirus Disease webpage here.
CCA Industry Update: COVID-19 Reduces North American Beef Processing Capacity | April 15, 2020
Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s beef processing capacity, the CCA has provided the federal government with a set of recommendations to assist Canadian beef farmers and ranchers. Read the full update below.
CCA Industry Update: Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Harmony Beef Processing Plant | March 27, 2020
“An employee of Harmony Beef, a beef processing facility in Alberta, is confirmed to have COVID-19. The slaughter portion of the facility has been temporarily closed while cutting operations continue.” Read the full update below.
Canada-US Border Closures: CCA on International Shipments | March 24, 2020
The CCA has answered a variety of important questions regarding the commercial shipment of cattle across the Canada-US border in the document below and has issued the following statement:
“Transporters should follow all directives issued by their local, provincial and/or federal public health organization, and follow the latest Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Covid-19 updates available on the websites of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and CFIA.”
COVID-19 Cattle Sale Recommendations | March 19, 2020
Yesterday, the Government of Saskatchewan declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential that we each do our part to minimize the risk of any possible transmission in the communities where we live and work. As a result, we are highly recommending that all members follow the Emergency Response Protocol set by the Livestock Markets Association of Canada (LMAC), Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC), and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) when purchasing or selling cattle at this time.