Cargill looking for cow-calf operators for sustainable beef program
Meat Packers: News Roundup from the February 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen
February 6, 2019
Cargill has declared its sustainable beef pilot program a success and is now looking at long-term strategies for the program, Joel Crews of Meat + Poultry reports.
Demand is outpacing supply in Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration program, the company says. The program is now looking for more producers, particularly cow-calf producers, to join.
To sign up, producers must be trained and audited by VBP+ or be audited by Where Food Comes From. They must then register for BIXS and age-verify their cattle in BIXS or the CLTS database. BIXS then disperses funds to qualifying producers. The program website states that producers received $10 per head for qualifying cattle during the first quarter of the pilot, $20.11 per head during the second quarter and $18.52 in the third quarter...
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