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CCA reports: Being part of the climate change solution

CCA reports: Being part of the climate change solution

From the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As we look to the future, we know that our industry has an important role to play in being part of the solution for climate change. That’s why, building on the five-year goals that were outlined in the 2020-24 National Beef Strategy, the Canadian beef industry has now identified a suite of ambitious 10-year goals […] Read more

The environment is a key area the CCA will focus on in order to help people become more aware of the positive environmental contributions of cattle production.

CCA Reports: Export markets, ag education and environment on the agenda

From the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We have certainly had a busy spring so far at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and within our industry. But I’m not complaining. We made progress to further support the financial stability of ranchers, strengthen and grow our exports and educate youth about Canadian beef. At the CCA annual general meeting held in March, our […] Read more


Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

CCA Reports: Leading the conversation on environment

From the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

When I walk around the hilly countryside of our family ranch southwest of Calgary and watch the spring thaw melting away winter’s grip, I always think of this time of year as a new beginning. The time has never been more right to start anew and tell our good-news story of modern cattle production. There […] Read more

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau (fifth from left) meets in Quebec City with provincial and territorial ag ministers. (CNW Group/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

CCA Reports: The critical need for better business risk management tools

Bob Lowe, president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, makes the case for AgriStability enhancements

This past year the COVID-19 pandemic presented the Canadian beef industry with significant challenges to cattle producers such as temporary processing plant shutdowns and extreme market volatility, but that was not all. As the pandemic went on and the year unfolded, many producers also faced weather-related challenges ranging from significant flooding in some regions to […] Read more


cattleman on a horse

CCA reports: Applications now open to CYL Mentorship program

From the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

If our experience navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything this past year, I believe that now more than ever, the investment in young people is vital for furthering the success of the Canadian beef industry. Our sector faces numerous challenges ranging from succession planning to consumer perceptions, access to financing and bankable […] Read more



CCA reports: Finding the silver lining in 2020

CCA reports: Finding the silver lining in 2020

From the December 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As 2020 draws to close, it seems fitting to reflect on the challenges and opportunities coming out of the Canadian beef industry’s experience navigating the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of this year, no one could have predicted the impact that a human pandemic could have on cattle producers and the […] Read more

CCA reports: Leveraging public interest in agriculture

CCA reports: Leveraging public interest in agriculture

From the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The past year has been a challenging one for our industry as we cope with the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to only look at the negative outcomes and not see a silver lining, but there are definitely a couple of positives we need to capitalize on as an industry. Over the […] Read more


(File photo). The proposed changes to business risk management programs are a step in the right direction, writes Martin Unrau.

CCA reports: Trade access, livestock price insurance and AgriStability

From the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As we look back on the past seven months, we have learned many important lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, identified areas where enhancements are needed, and how we can strengthen the resiliency within our industry as well as help support the economic hardships facing our country. Economic Development Canada identified agriculture, specifically through exports, as […] Read more

Young woman is standing by a fence on a ranch with cattle in the distance

CCA reports: Supporting young producers through COVID and beyond

From the September 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It is safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year due to uncertainties unleashed by the arrival of COVID-19 on Canadian soil. These unprecedented times have been difficult for cattle producers across Canada — especially our young producers. It has reaffirmed the importance of young producers having access to financing and affordable land […] Read more