to the Prince Edward Island Cattle Producers' website. We're a grassroots organization representing the interests of Prince Edward Island's 500 beef producers.
Agriculture is the Island's primary industry, and the beef sector is an integral part of it. Beef production occurs on 35% of all farms in PEI and provides an important market for the crops grown in rotation with potatoes, PEI's number one crop. Straw from grain production is used for bedding, while manure, a by-product of raising beef, provides a natural fertilizer to replenish our farmland.
As you browse this site, you will find information for our members, as well as for consumers. Members will find details on programs, registration, market information, links to other stakeholder websites, items to buy, sell or trade, as well as copies of our Beef Newsletter. Consumers can read about our new brand Prince Edward Island Certified Beef, find links to delicious recipes, view a list of retailers and direct markets who sell Island beef, and print off colouring pictures and activity sheets for children. If there is something you can't find, please contact us and we'd be glad to help you find it!
Beef produced in Prince Edward Island is gaining recognition as some of the best tasting beef in Canada. It may be the salt air, or the lush green pastures, but regardless, our beef has a distinct flavour that is unique to PEI. As PEI gains recognition as one of the top culinary destinations in the World, we invite you to come on over. We'd love to have you!
"Prince Edward Island is increasingly becoming known as a top food destination, thanks to our fabulous products such as our shellfish, potatoes and beef, and our unique festivals such as Fall Flavours," said Jeff McCourt, Chairman of the Culinary Alliance.
Prince Edward Island Certified Beef brand manager and Atlantic Canada's Chef of the Year 2012, Chef Ross Monroe about our beef, "Our product is second to none, we have been producing top quality beef on the island for generations and are finally getting recognition for it. The top quality beef and steaks I served at Sims always received rave reviews and I am excited to be sharing and promoting this product with other chefs and butchers."