December 2nd, 2011
After the BSE crisis devasted the Canadian cattle industry in 2003, producers say eight years later, they are finally starting to see a turnaround. "This fall will be the first profitable time that some producers have seen for a long time," Jack Hextall, Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association said. Now that things are starting to turn around, Brad Welter from Pound-Maker Agventures says he can see a silver lining from BSE; including improvements in the way cattle are traced. "It has brought the industry together; it has moved ahead our traceability," Welter said.