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Engaging with the public has taken on several forms, such as the short documentary, ‘Guardians of the Grasslands,’ which shows the vital role cattle play in helping preserve native prairies.

CCA Reports: Public and stakeholder engagement program gears up

From the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Happy New Year, Canadian beef producers! January is often regarded as a time of growth and new beginnings, and an up-and-coming initiative I am particularly excited to see grow in 2020 is the Public and Stakeholder Engagement (PSE) program. The PSE program was envisioned under the first National Beef Strategy and has since grown into […] Read more

The CCA wishes producers from coast to coast a safe and happy holiday season.

CCA Reports: Building capacity within Canada and re-establishing exports

From the December 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The past month has been extremely active for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). On the foreign trade front, the CCA was extremely pleased with the resumption of trade with China in late November. Following discovery of fraudulent pork export certificates on June 25, 2019, Canadian exports of meat were halted. Since June, CCA has been […] Read more


In the coming months, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association will be setting up meetings with parliamentarians from all parties as soon as possible to make progress on issues that matter to beef producers.

CCA Reports: CCA ready to consult with federal government

From the November 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The dust has now settled on Parliament Hill and it’s time to look ahead to the future of our industry. Later in November, we look forward to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet being sworn in, so we can get to work and focus on Canada’s beef sector priorities. As an organization, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association […] Read more

Recommendations for the federal government to help grow the Canadian beef industry comes down to six factors.

CCA Reports: Outlining recommendations for the new federal government

From the October 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Shortly after this column is published, we may have a new federal government. In our role representing Canadian beef farmers and ranchers from coast to coast, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) looks forward to working with not only the leading party, but all parties, to advance the profitability and sustainability goals of our industry. Contributing […] Read more


CCA Reports: CCA talks trade, climate and business risk management

From the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As the leaves begin to turn and cattle return from summer pasture, I find myself reflecting on the productive summer we have had at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The highlight was the fourth annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) that welcomed over 640 registrants from across Canada and around the globe to Calgary. The […] Read more

The CCA has been discussing with elected leaders how to manage the current trade suspension of Canadian beef to China.

CCA Reports: CCA talks trade, climate and business risk management

From the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

While many Canadians started to enjoy summer downtime, July and August did not bring any decrease in activity for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on a number of important matters having an impact on the beef industry. The need for predictable rules-based trade in the international trading environment, climate as it relates to sustainable beef […] Read more


The recently announced changes to animal transportation regulations are among CCA’s priority topics

CCA Report: Animal transportation regulations, alternative protein labels, Fisheries Act and trade

From the June 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is working on several fronts to ensure the priorities of beef producers are top of mind with lawmakers in Ottawa before Parliament adjourns for the summer. The CCA is advocating for change on crucial regulatory matters to ensure the perspective of Canada’s beef industry is heard and considered by government. […] Read more

Imports of Canadian beef to Japan have gained in volume and value since the CPTPP trade deal was implemented.

CCA Report: Focusing on beef export markets and domestic issues

From the May 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

April was a busy month with provincial member meetings to attend and address and a repeat visit with Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau in Ottawa. We are pleased that the minister is receptive to hearing our views on matters of importance to Canada’s beef producers. In March the minister announced new funding of up […] Read more


The CRSB’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework sets out the standards for sustainable beef production that must be met by both producers and processors to become certified.

CCA Report: CCA talks trade at U.S. events

From the March 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has been dealing with a number of pressing issues on behalf of beef producers as the new year gets underway. Trade, of course, always occupies a significant portion of our time, so while that has not changed, circumstances within the U.S. administration are creating renewed uncertainty for industry to try […] Read more

Weather will continue to be a key factor along with the Canadian dollar.

CCA Report: North American trade deal still top priority

From the February 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

January proved to be an action-packed start to 2019 for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) firmly in force, and the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) anticipated to come into force within the expected timelines in spite of the partial U.S. government shutdown, the CCA shifted focus to […] Read more