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Feds announce AgriRecovery funding, but more needed, says CCA

Feds announce AgriRecovery funding, but more needed, says CCA

Today the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that the federal government will be making $100 million available under the AgriRecovery framework to address the immediate extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought conditions and wildfires. While today’s federal announcement is a critical step in signalling to producers that help is on […] Read more



CCA and NCC co-host dialogue on grazing livestock in anticipation of UN Food Systems Summit

CCA and NCC co-host dialogue on grazing livestock in anticipation of UN Food Systems Summit

Last week, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hosted a virtual conversation series in anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit. The discussion explored the vital role that grazing livestock play in providing both nutritious and nature-positive solutions for Canada. Over three days, participants heard from a range […] Read more

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef sees carbon-sequestering potential in grasslands, positioning the industry to be part of the climate change solution.

CCA hosts UN Food Systems Summit dialogues

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are hosting a virtual conversation series this week in anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit. This dialogue held April 27 – 29, 2021, entitled Grazing Livestock: Building Sustainable Protein Supply Chains, will explore the vital role that grazing livestock play in […] Read more


The CCA just wrapped its annual general meeting, held virtually this year.

CCA wraps up AGM, sets direction for year ahead

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held virtually, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Board Members re-elected Bob Lowe (Alta) and Reg Schellenberg (Sask) as president and vice president, respectively, and set CCA’s path forward for the upcoming year. During a productive AGM, CCA discussed the beef industry’s priorities for the year ahead, including focusing […] Read more

CCA welcomes continued Environment and Climate Change Canada funding for species at risk

CCA welcomes continued Environment and Climate Change Canada funding for species at risk

Previous project covered over 189,000 acres in Alberta

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the contribution of $1.27 million from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in additional funding to continue species at risk stewardship activities through the Species At Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative. The contribution allows the CCA to carry on conservation activities with beef producers […] Read more


A previous cohort of CYL finalists participate in a chili cook-off. Left to right: Megan Clifton (CYL), Jessica Giles (CYL) and Ben Miller (chef) cooking chili over an open fire.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders mentorship program announces semi-finalists

The mentorship program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and has seen over 120 graduates in that time.

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program is pleased to announce its 24 semi-finalists for the 2020-2021 program year. The CYL Program is a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, which annually pairs participants with a mentor in their specific area of interest in the beef industry and provides networking and travel opportunities […] Read more

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Canadian beef producers applaud new NAFTA

The new North American trade agreement came into force on July 1.

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the entry into force of the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1 and looks forward to the continued growth of the benefits of free trade, notes a news release from the association. CCA thanks all those involved in negotiating the agreement and the stewarding of […] Read more


The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Eleven Albertans are among the 24 semi-finalists for this year’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program pairs 16 young people with mentors who help them realize their career ambitions in the beef sector. The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work. The Alberta semi-finalists are Tamara Quaschnick, Lacey […] Read more