AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 300.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 300.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: 141.00 (TX, KN) 148.00 (NE)
Rail: 230.00-238.00 (NE, IA)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 141.00 (TX, KN) 148.00 (NE)
Rail: 230.00-238.00 (NE, IA)

Canadian Dollar

December 17, 2021

What We’re Reading | Cows ain’t coal

By Lisa Guenther, Editor, Canadian Cattlemen

The recent article in Time proclaiming cows as the new coal must have been discouraging to ranchers and beef farmers, never mind the segment on CBC’s The Current that included cutting red meat as a way to fight climate change.

At one point on The Current, Lloyd Alter, who has a background as an architect and real estate developer, talked to a couple about everything from how they could make their house greener (makes sense, given his background) to cutting red meat from their diet. I’m not sure why Alter thinks he’s qualified to give anyone advice on what they should eat, but he joins a long list of armchair experts on this subject.

The man in the segment pushed back a bit. “I can put vegetables on my bacon cheeseburger,” he said.

I found this whole exchange very interesting. Obviously, this guy did not want to cut red meat from his diet, and why should he? To this man, I say: “Enjoy your cheeseburger, sir, and don’t let anyone guilt you about it.”

Read More

‘What We’re Reading’ is a quick look at some of the issues and insights Alberta Beef Producers’ content creators and editors are reading to stay up-to-date, to broaden perspectives, and to explore issues relevant to the agriculture industry.

Share this on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top Stories

August 15, 2022 Current Markets & Forecasts

Canfax Weekly Article | Report for the week of August 15, 2022

August 12, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Check-off at Work | Five strategies to stop sickness before it starts this fall 

August 11, 2022 Inspiration

What We’re Reading | More than 100 farms preparing for kickoff of Alberta Open Farm Days

Cattle Report

Updated: 18/08/2022


Live: ---
Rail: 300.00 del


Live: ---
Rail: 300.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: 141.00 (TX, KN) 148.00 (NE)
Rail: 230.00-238.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: 141.00 (TX, KN) 148.00 (NE)
Rail: 230.00-238.00 (NE, IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: US$ 173.84

Canadian Dollar

$77.36   0.14

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
7-Nov 174 226 -
5-Decv 174 222 -
30-Jan 184 226 -
27-Feb 182 226 -
27-Mar 188 230 -
24-Apr 192 230 -
Last Updated on August 11, 2022