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Many provinces – as well as the federal government – announced increased funding in August to help support producers hit by drought this year.

CCA reports: Better days on the horizon

From the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

I am pleased to see the world is starting to open and return somewhat to pre-pandemic life. For the first time in a long time, those able to travel had the opportunity to get together in person at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) semi-annual meeting held in Calgary in August to discuss industry issues and […] Read more

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CCA reports: CCA teams up on everything from drought to UN Summit

From the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The cattle industry is known for its tight-knit community, and our ability to join forces and work together is never more apparent than during times of crises. This summer, drought has stricken farms and ranches all the way from B.C. to Ontario. While the magnitude of this disaster is concerning, its widespread scope has allowed […] Read more


Following the economic hardship from BSE, 26,000 beef producers exited the industry between 2006 and 2011.

CCA reports: CCA works to end BSE-era restrictions

From the August 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

One would say 2021 is turning out to be a year to remember starting with the pandemic and then a massive drought throughout western North America. B.C. ranchers are seeing their ranges burning up. Prairie ranchers are wondering how they will feed their cattle and where they will get water. On the bright side, we […] Read more

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

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


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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