Beef: Quebec ups the ante on its beef stabilization program

Quebec is raising the bar for minimum calf weight to meet its revenue stabilization program, ands the effects may spill across the border to
Ontario producers


Quebec has changed how it pays out on its Assurance-stabilization des revenues agricoles (ASRA) program. And that is likely to change how some Ontario beef producers, like Earlton’s Allan Aitchison, do business.

Aitchison has been buying Quebec cattle in the 400- to 500-pound range in the fall, feeding them over the winter on homegrown hay and corn silage and selling them to cattle feeders in the winter and spring at the Keady Livestock Market near Tara in Bruce County.

Better Farming - December 2009