Ontario beef farmer Stan Eby has devoted a whole profession to enhancing the cattle trade throughout Canada. He was lately nominated by Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Affiliation for induction into the Canadian Ag Hall of Fame.
Eby, who has a powerful appreciation for the cattle trade, efficiently led the trade in Ontario, and throughout the nation, through some traumatic and divisive occasions — specifically the Walkerton water disaster and BSE.
He’s seen organizations remodel all through the years and has had eye-opening experiences working not simply inside the beef trade, but in addition in agriculture in basic. Particularly, one of Eby’s issues is “appreciating what the next step is, whether it’s producing grains going to an elevator, producing cows going to a market, and understanding what takes place, and the challenges that those people have,” has opened his eyes, exterior of the beef trade.
“We don’t really have to look outside the gate, we can make a phone call and purchase market livestock, but you have to get out and really see what’s going on, whether that be a tour of a packer, talk to a grocery store manager, that type of thing, (it) opens your eyes to the whole value chain and where we’re going,” says Eby.
Stan Eby lives close to Kincardine, Ont., and lately joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to speak about his induction and his profession: