Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

July 20, 2005 18:05 ET

AAFC: Feeder Calf Set-Aside Program Terminated

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 20, 2005) - Now that Canadian cattle are moving across the U.S. border, the Feeder Calf Set-aside Program is terminated, effective immediately. Producers are free to market their calves as they see fit, and there are no slaughter restrictions.

As previously indicated in a notice to industry, July 15, 2005, auctions under the Fed Cattle Set-Aside Program are suspended. Producers will remain enrolled in the program until further notice. Cattle registered in the program will be released as scheduled, however producers who want to voluntarily withdraw some lots from the program prior to their scheduled release date may do so only with the pre-authorization of their provincial program administrator. Participating producers are reminded that if they remove cattle from the set-aside program without the express permission of their provincial administration, they will be subject to administrative penalties that may include forfeiting any program payments owed to them.

In Saskatchewan, both the Feeder Calf, and the Fed Cattle Set-Aside Programs are terminated.

For province-specific information, producers should contact their provincial administration:

1-877-702-5585 in British Columbia
1-866-317-3601 in Alberta
1-877-874-5365 in Saskatchewan
1-866-626-4862 in Manitoba
1-888-292-5856 in Ontario
1-800-749-3646 in Quebec

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa
    Media Relations
    (613) 759-7972 or (866) 345-7972