Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada’s Beef Commodity Chain
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University of Toronto Press
Comprehensive in its treatment of the whole system surrounding the Canadian beef industry, Kill and Chill offers a history of the structural changes in Canada's cattle and beef commodity chain, beginning with calf production and cattle feeding on farms and feedlots. It goes on to describe the changes in cattle marketing, the historical development of meatpacking-in particular the emergence of Canada's 'Big Three' meatpacking firms-and the rise of meatpacking unionism. Carrying the story almost to the present with the takeover of Maple Leaf by the McCain family in the mid-1990s, the work concludes with a discussion of current trends in retail beef marketing.
Cattle trade -- Canada , Beef industry -- Canada , Meat industry and trade -- Canada
MacLachlan, Ian 2001 Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada’s Beef Commodity Chain University of Toronto Press.