KCL Cattle Co. is committed to the highest standards of environmental sustainability, animal health and welfare, and workplace safety. We partner with veterinarians, nutritionists and other industry professionals to ensure that we are using the best practices and continually improving.
Les Wall is on the board for CRSB. The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework provides a tool to certify farms, ranches and processing facilities against sustainability standards, supports sustainable sourcing and enables consumers to purchase beef from Certified Operations. For more information visit their website https://crsb.ca/
KCL Cattle Company is certified in the VBP+ program at both of our yards. Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) is a voluntary, market-oriented, producer managed forward-looking program enabling Canada's beef industry to anticipate and meet emerging and growing demands for beef production systems throughout the Canadian beef value chain. For more information visit their website http://verifiedbeefproductionplus.ca/
Karleen Clark is a board member for the ACFA. The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) is an advocacy organization representing the interests of our members on a broad range of government policies and economic issues impacting the competitiveness of the production of beef and beef products in Alberta
Alberta Beef Producers is a strong, clear and representative voice, speaking and working on behalf of cattle and beef producers in Alberta, contributing to a vigorous and profitable beef industry.
KCL Cattle Company works closely with Coaldale Veterinary Clinic to obtain optimal animal health and welfare. A veterinarian visits each of our yards weekly to speak with our health managers and examine the overall herd health.
Workplace safety is a priority at KCL Cattle Company. Critical Hazard provides health, safety and environmental leadership. We do monthly meetings with our crew so they can bring up any concerns and are up to date with all our safety protocols.
Dr. Liz Ebert, Ph.D. is our animal nutritionist. Each of our yards have weekly visits from Dr. Ebert and her team from Cargill Animal Nutrition. They carefully examine the cattle feed and performance as well as our pen conditions. She works closely with each feedlot manager to evaluate the quality of feed and assess the cattle performance. As well as examining the comfort and welfare of the cattle.