Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, and the Canadian Cattle Association say a resiliency report for Alberta’s meat processing sector identified barriers to building resiliency.

The report identified a number of barriers and provided some key recommendations from addressing immediate labour constraints, to harmonizing processing standards between jurisdictions, and increasing support for processors.

Also included in Alberta's Beef Competitiveness Study was a feasibility assessment of wholesale beef price reporting.

That assessment focused on the history, value, and options for Canadian boxed beef reporting.

The feasibility assessment recommended the expansion of current reporting criteria to be more comprehensive and suggested that a mandatory reporting system be considered.

If you’re interested in reading the complete report on the Alberta Beef Competitiveness Study, please use the links below:

Part A: Building Resiliency in Alberta’s Beef Processing Industry

Part B: Feasibility Assessment of Canadian Wholesale Beef Market Reporting

A supplemental on Price Discovery and Industry Margins in the Beef Industry