Skip to main content
Simply Verified Beef - The Podcast

Simply Verified Beef - The Podcast

By Simply Verified Beef - The Podcast
Hosts Bree Patterson (VBP+ Coordinator from British Columbia) and Amy Higgins (VBP+ Coordinator from New Brunswick) give a quick introduction to the "Simply Verified Beef" podcast. Expert guests from coast to coast speaking on various parts of the Canadian beef supply chain from farmers and ranchers to consumers. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus, a voluntary on farm food safety program.

Season 1 is funded by: Maritime Beef Council and Canadian Agricultural Partnership through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island's respective provincial Agricultural departments.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Episode 1 "Simply the Audit"

Simply Verified Beef - The Podcast

1x
Episode 3 "Simply the Marketing"
Guests Jason Danard (TEAM Auction Sales), Melissa Downing (VBP+ cow-calf producers and coordinator in Alberta)  join co-host Amy Higgins (VBP+ Coordinator from New Brunswick) . Topic today is delving into the critical topic of marketing and expanding a bit on the VBP+ Value Chain. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus which provides training and certification services for beef producers across Canada. VBP+ is an approved certification body for the Canadian Roundtable for Canadian Beef (CRSB). Beef operations that are certified by VBP+ are also recognized as meeting the CRSB Sustainable Beef Production Standard and are eligible to participate in certified sustainable sourcing programs. For the results from the VBP+ Referenced Sale that was held September 28th click here: https://www.teamauctionsales.com/TEAM-Feeder-Cattle-Sale-featuring-cattle-from-VBP-operations-across-Western-Canada_as75960  Producer & Hosts: Bree Patterson (bree@cattlemen.bc.ca) & Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Jason Danard (https://www.teamauctionsales.com), Melissa Downing (ab@verifiedbeef.ca)  Technical Producer: Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Special Thanks to Michael Boyd for assisting with Podcast startup: michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com  https://podcastatlantic.com/ Music "Flawed" composed by Jake Haws from: https://archesaudio.com/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/simply-verified-beef www.verifiedbeef.ca Twitter @VBPCanada Facebook- verifiedbeefproduction Thanks to our feature sponsor- the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
30:41
October 20, 2021
BONUS: Wrecks and Wonders of Processing
BONUS Feature from Episode 2 as our Guests Andrea van Iterson (VBP+ Backgrounder and Feedlot from British Columbia), Erika Stewart (VBP+ cow-calf producers and coordinator in Saskatchewan), and Ron Stevenson (VBP+ cow-calf producer and manager of Metzger Vet Services and Alberta Beef Health Solutions)  join co-host Bree Patterson (VBP+ Coordinator from British Columbia) have an informal chat about different things that they have run into in their careers on do's and don'ts as it pertains to the practicalities of  VBP+ is an approved certification body for the Canadian Roundtable for Canadian Beef (CRSB). Beef operations that are certified by VBP+ are also recognized as meeting the CRSB Sustainable Beef Production Standard and are eligible to participate in certified sustainable sourcing programs. http://www.verifiedbeef.ca/producer-resources/webinars.cfm is where you can view all of the webinars that Erika mentioned.  Producer & Hosts: Bree Patterson (bree@cattlemen.bc.ca) & Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Andrea Van  Iterson, Erika Stewart (sk@verifiedbeef.ca) Ron Stevenson (ron@metzgervet.com) Technical Producer: Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Special Thanks to Michael Boyd for assisting with Podcast startup: michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com  https://podcastatlantic.com/ Music "Flawed" composed by Jake Haws from: https://archesaudio.com/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/simply-verified-beef www.verifiedbeef.ca Twitter @VBPCanada Facebook- verifiedbeefproduction Thanks to our feature sponsor- the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
10:05
September 29, 2021
Episode 2 "Simply the Processing"
Guests Andrea van Iterson (VBP+ Backgrounder and Feedlot from British Columbia), Erika Stewart (VBP+ cow-calf producers and coordinator in Saskatchewan), and Ron Stevenson (VBP+ cow-calf producer and manager of Metzger Vet Services and Alberta Beef Health Solutions)  join co-hosts Bree Patterson (VBP+ Coordinator from British Columbia) and Amy Higgins (VBP+ Coordinator from New Brunswick) . Topic today is delving into the important topic of processing at the ranch, farm or feedlot and how VBP+ Fundamentals add to the value in that topic. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus which provides training and certification services for beef producers across Canada. VBP+ is an approved certification body for the Canadian Roundtable for Canadian Beef (CRSB). Beef operations that are certified by VBP+ are also recognized as meeting the CRSB Sustainable Beef Production Standard and are eligible to participate in certified sustainable sourcing programs. PS- Give us a break on episode 1 with some varying volumes and sound quality. We'll get it figured out and consistent for episode 2. Producer & Hosts: Bree Patterson (bree@cattlemen.bc.ca) & Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Andrea Van  Iterson,, Erika Stewart (sk@verifiedbeef.ca) Ron Stevenson (ron@metzgervet.com) Technical Producer: Sydney Crilley (maritimebeefcomm@gmail.com) Special Thanks to Michael Boyd for assisting with Podcast startup: michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com  https://podcastatlantic.com/ Music "Flawed" composed by Jake Haws from: https://archesaudio.com/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/simply-verified-beef www.verifiedbeef.ca Twitter @VBPCanada Facebook- verifiedbeefproduction Thanks to our feature sponsor- the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
25:35
September 15, 2021
Episode 1 "Simply the Audit"
Guests Julie-Anne Howe (VBP+ Delivery Services Inc Auditor and VBP+ cow/calf ranch from Saskatchewan), Jaclyn Horenberg (VBP+ Coordinator in Ontario), and Trevor Welch (VBP+ Cow/calf farm from New Brunswick) join co-hosts Bree Patterson (VBP+ Coordinator from British Columbia) and Amy Higgins (VBP+ Coordinator from New Brunswick) . Topic today is delving into the audit process and how the word "audit" might seem intense, but the discussion is focused around how the process isn't that intimidating. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus which provides training and certification services for beef producers across Canada. VBP+ is an approved certification body for the Canadian Roundtable for Canadian Beef (CRSB). Beef operations that are certified by VBP+ are also recognized as meeting the CRSB Sustainable Beef Production Standard and are eligible to participate in certified sustainable sourcing programs. PS- Give us a break on episode 1 with some varying volumes and sound quality. We'll get it figured out and consistent for episode 2.  Producer & Hosts: Bree Patterson (bree@cattlemen.bc.ca) & Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Guests: Trevor Welch, Jaclyn Horenberg (jaclyn@ontariobeef.com) Julie-Anne Howe (Julieanne.Howe@verifiedbeef.ca) Technical Producer: Sydney Crilley (maritimebeefcomm@gmail.com)   Special Thanks to Michael Boyd for assisting with Podcast startup: michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com  https://podcastatlantic.com/ Music "Flawed" composed by Jake Haws from: https://archesaudio.com/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/simply-verified-beef www.verifiedbeef.ca Twitter @VBPCanada Facebook- verifiedbeefproduction Thanks to our feature sponsor- the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 
31:23
August 18, 2021
Episode 0 "Simply the Introduction"
Co-hosts Bree Patterson (VBP+ Coordinator from British Columbia) and Amy Higgins (VBP+ Coordinator from New Brunswick) give a quick introduction to the "Simply Verified Beef" podcast. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, expect guests from coast to coast discussing various parts of the Canadian beef supply chain from farmers and ranchers to consumers. VBP+ stands for Verified Beef Production Plus which provides training and certification services for beef producers across Canada.   Producer & Hosts: Bree Patterson (bree@cattlemen.bc.ca) & Amy Higgins (nb@verifiedbeef.ca) Technical Producer: Sydney Crilley (maritimebeefcomm@gmail.com)  & Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Special Thanks to Michael Boyd for assisting with startup: michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com  https://podcastatlantic.com/ Music "Flawed" composed by Jake Haws from: https://archesaudio.com/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/simply-verified-beef www.verifiedbeef.ca   Twitter @VBPCanada Facebook- verifiedbeefproduction
02:12
July 21, 2021