ABP budget breakdown
29 per cent of the budget is allocated to national policy and trade advocacy programs.
The cattle industry is reliant on trade and market access and remains essential to industry success. Through ABP and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, lobbying efforts will continue with federal, provincial and local governments, as will our U.S. and international efforts.
Producers in this province have the most at stake regarding ‘prosperity of the industry.’ ABP is actively involved in developing strategies to ensure that Alberta producers are effectively represented in national or provincial programs and policies, positive trade influences, business risk management, food safety and animal health measures.
19 per cent to Board and delegate expenses, ABP governance and provincial initiatives
This area includes the cost of having a democratic organization where all producers are equal and have the opportunity for input into the policy setting process. Expenses include the cost of having elected representatives, a board of directors, an annual report, and annual meetings.
ABP business is conducted under the direction of the Board of Directors, councils, committees and working groups depending upon specific needs and / or issues.
Council, committee, staff and project expenses in priority areas are allocated 34 per cent of the budget.
This area reflects expenses related to ABP’s mandate in the priority areas of policy, communications, marketing, research, stewardship and animal health. ABP’s structure enables the Board of Directors, delegates, and staff to respond quickly and effectively to emerging issues.
The remaining 19 per cent is allocated to office, legal and financial administration.