Services for Producers, in a nutshell – General management

Agroeconomic expertise

  • Advocate for a fair calculation of the costs of production and appropriate income support measures
  • Monitoring of government programs related to income security
  • Compilation of socioeconomic information on cattle production
  • Compilation and distribution of benchmark information concerning external markets
  • Compilation and distribution of data on markets
  • Content supplier for an information platform on market prices (
  • Advisory service to producers

Expertise in quality, environment and veterinary programs

  • Development and implementation of quality programs:
    • Verified Veal (milk-fed veal)
    • Quebec Certified Grain-Fed Veal (grain-fed veal)
    • Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) (feeder calves and fed cattle)
  • Assistance to producers in their preparations for audits and review of registers
  • Search for external funding for research projects initiated by producers
  • Participation in the review and development of codes of practice
  • Practical training throughout Quebec (e.g. management of wintering pens, animal welfare, quality programs, Salmonella Dublin, biosecurity, antibiotic resistance)
  • Advisory support and accompaniment service

Representation and lobbying

  • Government representation and lobbying on the following topics:
    • Regulatory amendments and agreements
    • Assistance programs (e.g. collective housing)
    • Environment
    • Impacts of various international agreements (e.g. veal from the European Union)
    • Traceability
    • Young farmers
  • Relations with cattle industry partners
  • Representation of the cattle producers with the following Canadian cattle organization:
    • Canada Beef
    • Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
    • Beef Value Chain Roundtable
    • Canadian Beef Grading Agency

Advance Payments Program (APP)

As of April 2020, the PBQ are no longer delivery agents for the Advance Payments Program (APP) for sheep and beef production. Producers who wish to obtain an advance under the APP should apply to:

Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC)

Communication and community life

  • Promotion of cattle production
  • Communication with producers via:
    • La minute bovine newsletter
    • Website
    • Bovins du Québec special section
    • Facebook
  • Defence of the interests of cattle producers and production to the media:
    • Organization of annual regional and provincial general meetings, as well as special general meetings and training days

Payment guarantee

Self-insurance program offered to producers, guaranteeing payment for cattle sold in the event that a buyer defaults on payement

  • Daily moitoring of authorized purchasing limits
  • Processing of late payment claims with the Régie des marchés agricoles et agroalimentaires du Québec
  • Tracking of the renewal of buyers’ bonds
  • Management of authorization numbers to allow fed cattle producers to buy at auction without having to post a bond

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