An Alberta Farm Boy - Proud Through and Through
I grew up on a cattle farm in central Alberta. It has helped shape my perception of the world, made me grateful, given me humility and overall made me very proud of being part of this extremely important industry and heritage of growing up in Alberta and in fact being Canadian! Something we should all be proud of! My video besides showing some amazing Alberta cattle scenery, also lists some amazing facts, such as Alberta is Canada’s largest beef producing province. We have 151 feedlots (of 1,000 head or more) produce 1.8 million head annual output and are responsible for 69% of Canada’s fed cattle production. Furthermore, Canada’s beef industry contributes $33 billion worth of sales of goods and services either directly or indirectly to the economy. Every job in the sector yields another 3.56 jobs elsewhere in the economy. For every $1 of income received by workers and farm owners, another $2.08 is created elsewhere. Directly or indirectly, the beef sector generates 228,811 jobs!