Beef: Loopholes need to be fixed in beef marketing scheme
More protection is needed both for producers and innovators, say beef producers who were left out of pocket after All County Feed & Grain’s local beef marketing scheme went under
by MARY BAXTER & DON STONEMAN
Some Grey and Bruce County beef producers’ recent woes with a local beef marketing scheme reveal loopholes in the system intended to safeguard producers, says a Ravenna-area beef farmer.
Joan McKinlay and her husband James were among 10-15 producers who found themselves out of pocket after failing to receive full payment for cattle sold to All County Feed & Grain Ltd. and its marketing program, called Grey-Bruce Beef Marketing Ltd.