Many of the beef cattle on PEI are boarded here, but owned off-Island (e.g. owners in Ontario or Quebec). When it is time for butchering the owner requests that the cattle are shipped to the owner’s plant of choice instead of going to Atlantic Beef Products.
The bills of sale from the sale of cattle to brokers and not always meet the legal requirements needed to prove that the cattle were sold by the producer (e.g. in a court of law). Legislation should be put in place to ensure that bills of sale are consistent and legal. When cattle are purchased by […]
“PEI farmers are being paid less for cattle of same quality than those purchased from off-Island (e.g. Quebec) – between $0.20 and $0.50 per pound after trucking expenses. As well there are price discrepancies between what is paid to farmers on-Island that appear to be biased based on personal connections.”