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The announcement of the new Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence drew a crowd of officials. From left to right: Canada Beef president Rob Meijer, directors Mike Kennedy and Jack Hextall, chair Chuck MacLean, Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and director Jennifer MacDonald. Director Willie van Solkema and Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen are at the rear.

Labour shortages

CCA Report: TFWs, the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence, and AgriRecovery

The heat was on in the western provinces in July, from both a temperature and political perspective. As the mercury soared in Alberta, representatives from a range of sectors including energy services, oil and gas, cattle, forestry and business turned up the dial in response to the recently announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker […] Read more

Promoting beef

The record-high cattle prices that started off the year have persisted into summer and that is a very nice surprise for producers. Typically demand supports higher prices for the first couple of quarters before softening but this year it looks like demand will remain solid for the summer months. There are many factors contributing to […] Read more


Interesting times

May has been a productive month with calving having slowed down and the weather improving just enough for seeding to occur and pastures to green up. The cold and wet spring weather in most parts of the country has meant extra time to tend to calves to ensure they get a good start. It will […] Read more

COOL case gets a reboot

Calving is always a time for optimism and this year the outlook is especially good with strong beef demand and prices at record highs. Producers who toughed it out and survived the last decade are finally seeing the prices and market conditions that make it all worthwhile. The current price environment comes as a result […] Read more


Positive momentum

It’s been a few weeks since I took on the role of president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) at the annual general meeting in Ottawa. I would like to thank all of the CCA presidents that came before me for working so closely with government, which has helped to ensure our trade agendas are […] Read more