Trust is the foundation of any good relationship, including an industry’s relationship with its producers and consumers. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is looking to continue to bolster this relationship through what they are calling the ABCs of truth. The ABCs doesn’t just mean getting to the basics surrounding the truth of the… Read More

The Canadian Beef Industry Conference was held at Penticton, B.C., this week, reconnecting the beef industry in-person after several years. One of the key members in attendance was Anne Wasko, who is wrapping up her four-year tenure as chair of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis was at the conference and caught… Read More

Canadian beef producers who are certified through the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), are now eligible to receive an incentive payment from Farm Credit Canada (FCC) of up to $2,000. Curtis Granger, director of lending products and sustainability programs with FCC, says the main motivation behind the incentive payment is to increase certification for FCC customers…. Read More

Over the next year, Walmart Canada will source 1.5 million pounds of beef sourced from CRSB Certified sustainable farms and ranches. To qualify, farmers and ranchers must be certified through a third-party audited system, in accordance with sustainability standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). Walmart says this is just the first commitment,… Read More

Chop Steakhouse & Bar recently announced plans to become the first full-service restaurant chain in Canada to offer steaks featuring certification that recognizes sustainable beef practices. “The most exciting part of that menu is our new mass balance certification through the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef,” says Stephen Clark, executive chef for Chop Steakhouse & Bar…. Read More

The Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program has been approved as the certification body Certified Sustainable Beef Framework’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard for beef feedlot operations in Ontario. The standard, under the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), will be an additional offering of quality assurance programs certified by Ontario Corn Fed Beef, streamlining… Read More

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Council took the opportunity recently to meet face-to-face, hear from a guest speaker, and review achievements of the council to date. According to Anne Wasko, chair of CRSB, some of the latest highlights include: Harvey’s Canada sourcing certified sustainable beef; Atlantic Beef Products being audited and certified to… Read More

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has a new partner at the table. Harvey’s Restaurants has committed to sourcing a portion of their beef for their original burger in conjunction with CRSB’s sustainability standards. “We are thrilled to partner with Harvey’s and support their sustainable sourcing efforts,”says Anne Wasko, chair of the CRSB and… Read More

Announced at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual general meeting, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) won the 2019 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award (BIISA). The award was presented to the organization Wednesday night at Ottawa. “The CRSB was able to build bridges to working relationships,” says CCA vice president Bob Lowe. “For me, the relationships… Read More

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) named a new chair at its annual general meeting held recently in Calgary. Anne Wasko will take the gavel from outgoing chair Cherie Barnes and build on the momentum that the program has already achieved. Followers of RealAgriculture will be quite familiar with Anne Wasko who has been providing… Read More

In the third quarter alone, more than one million pounds of beef was produced through the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot, with huge demand for more. Cargill announced this week its third quarter results from the pilot project initiated in fall of 2017. At just over 1 million pounds of beef from certified sustainable sources, the… Read More

In 2014, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef commissioned a study to assess the beef industry’s performance in social, economic, and environmental areas. The results from the two-year ‘farm to fork’ assessment were published this week, along with a strategy for advancing and measuring sustainability efforts going forward. The findings, which were shared at the… Read More

On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced the completion of its Verified Sustainable Beef (VSB) Pilot, and handed the results — and recommendations — to the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). “It’s a really exciting day to talk about the accomplishment over the last year and a half that McDonald’s has been doing the pilot project here in Canada,” said… Read More

 

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