The following resolutions were carried at the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Beef Farmers of Ontario:
23-01-Age Verification at Processing
Therefore be it resolved that BFO and CCA lobby CFIA to recognize age verification in federal plants as opposed to dental verification.
23-02-Interest free portion of App
Therefore be it resolved that BFO work with CCA to ensure the higher interest free limits are maintained and to work to improve and enhance the Advanced Payment Program.
23-03-Electronic logging device exemption for livestock truckers
Therefore be it resolved that BFO lobby the Transport Canada to get the electronic log book exempt for all livestock haulers.
23-04-Crown land access for agriculture
Therefore be it resolved that BFO lobby the provincial government to release Crown land, which has been previously patented, for agriculture production.
23-05-Agriculture in the classroom
Therefore be it resolved that BFO work together with Ontario commodity groups and general farm organizations to lobby the provincial government to implement agricultural production education as part of the curriculum in Ontario classrooms.
23-06-Production and livestock medicines training
Therefore be it resolved that BFO work with the bovine veterinarian community and government to reinstitute and encourage industry wide practical training of producers through Quality Assurance and other programs to ensure competent delivery of the full range of industry Best Practices.
23-07-Property tax rates for pasture ontario
Therefore be it resolved that BFO advocate that long term pasture ground be given a lower property tax rate as land put into Land & Forest.
23-08-Ear tag retention
Therefore be it resolved that BFO address the issue of tag retention with CCIA and the tag manufacturers.
23-09-Production insurance on double cropping with forages
Therefore be it resolved that BFO work with other ruminant livestock groups along with OMAFRA and Agricorp to develop guidelines to allow for the adoption of the practice of growing a grain or oilseed crop after an overwintered cover crop to be covered under our provincial crop production insurance.
23-10-County/district dissolutions and amalgamations
Therefore be it resolved that BFO consider developing a protocol to give direction for counties wanting to dissolve their county associations and/or amalgamate with other counties, similar to what other provincial commodity organizations have done (i.e., Pork and Grains & Oilseeds).