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CCA REPORTS – for Oct. 10, 2011

Few issues in the Canadian cattle industry today are more controversial than traceability. Rarely has there been an issue where the benefits have been so overstated by some and understated by others. After listening to the debate for some time, it appears clear to me that there is value in traceability from an animal disease […] Read more

CCA Reports – for Nov. 8, 2010

I am always heartened when I see the payoff of our lobbying efforts on behalf of Canada’s cattle producers. Last month it came in the form of attendance at the CCA’s fall event for members of Parliament, senators and people of influence in our industry. The CCA Country Picnic on Parliament Hill, held Sept. 28, […] Read more


CAA Reports – for Oct. 4, 2010

As I write this column, I am enroute to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the oral submissions of the WTO challenge of the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) legislation implemented in the U. S. in 2008. COOL has reduced the competitiveness of Canadian live cattle in the U. S. market, which has in turn, negatively affected our […] Read more

CAA Reports – for Aug. 9, 2010

Many producers in Western Canada have been hit hard by excessive precipitation, calf losses in spring blizzards, to flood losses and extraordinary mud conditions increasing cost of gains. In spite of these unfortunate events, there have been some positive developments in our industry. Market access is improving. The groundbreaking agreement with China marks the first […] Read more


CCA Reports – for May. 3, 2010

Travis Toews is president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association I’ve been on the job as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association for a number of weeks now and I would like to say that I’m honoured to serve the folks who make up this diverse and challenging industry. The Canadian cattle industry has had more […] Read more