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Summer 2017 Issue of News Feed Online

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Summer 2017 Issue of News Feed Online

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As another grilling season is well underway, the Ontario Corn Fed Beef Program is making new gains and establishing meaningful relationships in markets at home and around the world.

Under the Canada Corn Fed Banner, OCFB was a hit with visitors at an outstanding food show in Jakarta, Indonesia in April. In addition to the Jakarta event, Canada Corn Fed Beef attracted more interest at the Gulfood show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Closer to home, OCFB is excited about the new partnership with a major restaurant chain. The executive chef of Canyon Creek Restaurants is equally thrilled with the opportunity to serve a quality product while also supporting the Ontario farming community.

For these and other stories in The News Feed, click on the following link:

Summer 2017 News Feed

Spring 2017 Issue of News Feed Online

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Spring 2017 Issue of News Feed Online

 

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef is poised for more growth in 2017. Key factors, including new international customers, a new partnership with a leading food service company and a new website for consumers, are highlighted in the Spring 2017 edition of The News Feed.

Also of note, the issue features Loblaw’s growth initiative for OCFB, the Beef Farmers of Ontario’s Regional Marketing Initiative and a closer look at building trust with consumers.

For these and the other stories in The News Feed, click on the following link:

Spring 2017 News Feed

Ontario Corn Fed Beef – The Quality Assurance Program

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef – The Quality Assurance Program

By Vernon Chang on MoVernie.com

Ontario Corn Fed Beef is naturally great tasting! But what exactly is Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB)? Why is it able to produce great tasting meat? Who are the people and communities involved that make this program such a success? How do they maintain the consistent quality of this beef?

I, MoVernie, am as curious as you, wanting to find out more about our food sources. As more people prefer to “Shop local, eat local and support local“.

It’s part of my mission to gather more information and share KEY content with all of you about Ontario Corn Fed Beef. By being on the MOVE on  the Beefy Farm Tour, visiting feedlots, cattle farms, restaurants and grocery stores that serve Ontario Corn Fed Beef, I will be able to find these answers. In this MoVernie x Ontario Corn Fed Beef BLOG series, you will be able to understand how the Ontario Corn Fed Beef Program operates in various aspects from different parts of the agricultural industries.

Click here to follow my MoVernie Beefy Journey!

(Photo caption: Vernon Chang (MoVernie), far right, takes pictures of cattle during his “Beefy Journey.”

News Feed 2017 Beef Convention Preview Online

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News Feed 2017 Beef Convention Preview Online

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The latest edition of The News Feed is now online.

This issue features a preview of the 2017 Beef Industry Convention that is coming up Jan. 12-14 in London. Another great program is planned for our valued partners and guests.

Check out the Convention agenda and the bios of our speakers. You’ll also find the registration form and the 2017 OCFA membership form inside.

Other stories include an update on our exciting partnership with OLG Slots & Casinos and our Social Media initiative involving some influential “foodies.”

To view the issue, click on the following link: winter-2016-news-feed

Summer 2016 News Feed Now Online

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Summer 2016 News Feed Now Online

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The Summer 2016 issue has all the details on a busy spring that is leading into an eventful summer for the Ontario Corn Fed Beef Program.

The Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association, OCFB and Executive Director Jim Clark were proud to receive the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s 2016 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award. Sustainability has been one of the main goals since the inception of our program. While it may not have been called sustainability back then, there has always been a commitment to improve and maintain a more viable beef industry in Ontario.

Also of note, the latest issue highlights a successful showing of OCFB at two major global food events. Closer to home, there is more on our exciting partnership with OLG Slots and Casinos, which are now proudly featuring Ontario Corn Fed Beef at 10 locations across the province.

For these and the other stories in The News Feed, click on the following link:

Summer 2016 News Feed

 

 

Ontario Corn Fed Beef wins National Award for Innovation and Sustainability

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef wins National Award for Innovation and Sustainability

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Jim Clark, left, receives the Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Dennis Laycraft of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Ottawa

March 10, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Jim Clark, the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association and the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program have been named as the recipient of the Canadian Cattlemen Association’s 2016 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award. This award publicly recognizes individuals, industry stakeholders and value chain members for their outstanding commitment to the sustainability of Canada’s beef industry through innovation.

“Ontario Corn Fed Beef is a success story that could serve as a blueprint for branded programs across Canada that promote the Canadian Beef Advantage,” said Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dave Solverson.

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