29 episodes

Host Emma Cross (VBP+ Communications Specialist) takes you through conversations with expert guests from coast to coast on various parts of the Canadian beef supply chain from farmers and ranchers to consumers. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus, a voluntary on farm food safety program.

Season 1 is funded by: Maritime Beef Council and Canadian Agricultural Partnership through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island's respective provincial Agricultural departments.

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Host Emma Cross (VBP+ Communications Specialist) takes you through conversations with expert guests from coast to coast on various parts of the Canadian beef supply chain from farmers and ranchers to consumers. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus, a voluntary on farm food safety program.

Season 1 is funded by: Maritime Beef Council and Canadian Agricultural Partnership through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island's respective provincial Agricultural departments.

    S3E6 Trusted Product

    S3E6 Trusted Product

    Listen in to hear how Stanley Christensen of Ferme Sage captures value from marketing beef directly to consumers!

    • 39 min
    S3 E5 Trusted Transport

    S3 E5 Trusted Transport

    Getting ready to haul your own cattle out to pasture? Listen in for best practices for transporting your own livestock! Guests for this episode are:

    Jim Whitley - Ontario cow/calf producer and VBP+ auditor

    Michelle Bryan - VBP+ Technical Manager



    Resources:


    VBP+ Producer Reference Manual - Transportation Chapter

    Transportation Code of Practice

    Canadian Livestock Transport courses

    Dr. Tom Noffsinger - animal handling expert

    Beef Cattle Research Council - Transport Topic Page

    • 39 min
    S3 E4 Trusted Herd Health

    S3 E4 Trusted Herd Health

    Tune in to hear three perspectives on herd health protocols and the value they can have for Canadian beef cattle operations. You'll hear from:

    Dr. Pat Burrage - veterinarian

    Mackenzie Argent - VBP+ certified producer

    Ricki Fleming - VBP+ Operations Manager

    • 52 min
    S3 E3 Trusted Producers

    S3 E3 Trusted Producers

    Guests Lynsay Beavers (Public and Stakeholder Engagement) and Bob Lowe (Bear Trap Feeders) join host Emma Cross to discuss public trust in the Canadian beef industry and what producers can do to contribute.



    Resources:

    Email: raisingcdnbeef@cattle.ca
    Beef Advocacy Canada
    *Note: You can add your Beef Advocacy Canada certificate to your transcript alongside VBP+ training in the Canadian Cattle Learning Center!

    • 39 min
    S3 E2 Trusted Visitors

    S3 E2 Trusted Visitors

    Host Emma Cross is joined by guests Leigh Rosengren (Chief Veterinary Officer for the Canadian Cattle Association), Ed Pajor (Director at WA Ranches) and Heidi Bennett (Cow Boss and Activity Coordinator at WA Ranches) to discuss biosecurity with a focus on calving and bull sale season.

    • 57 min
    S3 E1 Trusted Topics

    S3 E1 Trusted Topics

    Join new host Emma Cross for a mini episode introducing the topic for Season 3 of Simply Verified Beef - Trusted!

    • 1 min

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