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Alberta Quality Starts Here Board of Directors

Cecilie D. Fleming
Chairman
Alberta Beef Producers
Box 1
Granum, Alberta T0L 1A0
www.albertabeef.org
Phone: (403) 687-2288
Fax: (403) 687-2088
flemingangus@xplornet.com


Dr. Cody Creelman 
Vice-Chairman   
Alberta Veterinary Medicine Association
201, 151 East Lake Blvd. N.E.
Airdrie, Alberta T4A 2G1
Phone:    (403) 948-2253
Fax:    (403) 948-0520
codyc@vahs.net


Ryan Clisdell
Secretary/Treasurer         
Canadian Meat Council
www.cmc-cvc.com        
Box 3850, 472 Ave & Hwy 2A N
High River, AB T1V 1P4
Phone: (403) 652-8480
Fax: (403) 652-4671
ryan_clisdell@cargill.com


Dr. Les Byers
Director & Past-Chairman
Canadian Animal Health Institute
www.cahi-icsa.ca  
Box 248
Vegreville, AB T9C 1R2
Phone: (780) 632-7596
Fax: (780) 632-6728
Les.Byers@zoetis.com


Nansen Vold
Director
Alberta Auction Markets Association
www.lmacmarkets.ca 
4410 Highway 2A,
Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8
Phone: (403) 783-5561
Fax: (403) 783-4120
nansenjvold@gmail.com


Casey G. Vander Ploeg
Director           
Alberta Cattle Feeders Association
www.cattlefeeders.ca   
6, 11010 - 46 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 1G4
Phone: (403) 250-2509
Fax: (403) 209-3255
cvanderploeg@cattlefeeders.ca 


Jay Good
Director             
Alberta Livestock Dealers & Order Buyers Association    

5604 64th Street
Taber, Alberta T1G 1Y8
Phone: (403) 223-8872
Fax: (403) 223-8272 
jay@gatewaylivestock.com
 

Brad Drechsler
Director     
Animal Nutrition Association of Canada, Alberta Branch
www.anacan.org   
No. 203, 4711-51 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 6H8
Phone: (403) 347-7877
Fax: (403) 309-1741
agrinet@telus.net
        

Ken Munro
Director 
Feeder Associations of Alberta
www.feederassoc.com
36339 Range Road 12
Red Deer County, AB 
T4M 0M9
Phone: (403) 588-4668
Fax: (403) 227-4482
kenmunro3@gmail.com
 

Richard Williams
Director            
Western Stock Growers Association
www.wsga.ca    
Box 1, Wardlow, AB T0J 3M0
Phone: (403) 566-2280
Fax: (403) 566-2280
rickbon@netago.ca

Chris Giffen
Director
       
Alberta Food Processors Association
www.afpa.com             
100W, 4760 – 72 Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3Z2
Phone: (403) 201-3657
Fax: (403) 201-2513
 

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About the VBP Program

Canadian beef is a high quality product, recognized internationally for its excellence. As a proactive move to provide customers with formal assurances of our commitment to producing beef to the highest standards, the Canadian beef industry developed the national, beef on-farm food safety program called “Verified Beef Production.”

To demonstrate their commitment to safe food and safe production practices, Alberta beef producers are encouraged to register for the voluntary Verified Beef Production program and become certified.

The VBP program is grass-roots driven and industry-led. It’s also part of a dedicated effort by Canada’s food providers to ensure that the highest safety standards are applied to every area of food production.

Alberta’s beef producers already have a reputation for acting responsibly. The Verified Beef Production program takes that to a new and certifiable level.

About Alberta Beef Quality Starts Here

The Canadian beef industry developed the national on-farm food safety program called Verified Beef Production™. In Alberta, the national program is delivered through Alberta Beef Quality Starts Here.

Alberta Beef Quality Starts Here is a not for profit organization comprised of industry stakeholders dedicated to protecting Alberta’s reputation for producing quality beef.

Our goals are straightforward: 

  • To continually improve the quality of beef
  • To increase economic returns to all sectors of the beef industry
  • To remain a leader in beef production