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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces semi-finalists for 2019 program year

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 24 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2019 program year. The 24 semi-finalists were selected from an incredibly competitive pool of applicants from across Canada based on the strength of their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The semi-finalists will face the final round of the competition at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 13-15, 2019, at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park, Calgary, AB.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces semi-finalists for 2019 program year

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 24 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2019 program year. The 24 semi-finalists were selected from an incredibly competitive pool of applicants from across Canada based on the strength of their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The semi-finalists will face the final round of the competition at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 13-15, 2019, at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park, Calgary, AB.

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CCA welcomes funding to support strengthening Canada’s meat industry

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes news of $1 million in AgriMarketing support for Canada’s meat industry, as announced this morning by Member of Parliament Chris Bittle. The funding, allocated to the Canadian Meat Council (CMC), will enable the CMC, CCA and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to undertake collaborative and targeted activities to strengthen and pave the way for further diversification of markets for Canadian beef and pork products.

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International Beef Alliance 2019 Conference Statement

Mato Grosso, Brazil - Members of the International Beef Alliance (IBA), comprising the cattle producer organizations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay and the United States, met for their annual conference in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, May 26 – 30, 2019. Alliance members account for 64 per cent of the world’s beef exports and are encouraged by the forecast of a 25 per cent increase in future global beef imports. However, an increasingly disruptive global trade environment may hamper a response to this demand.

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CCA Statement: CCA congratulates the Government of Canada for advancing CUSMA ratification process

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the Government of Canada for implementing legislation towards the ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The CCA is urging the Government of Canada to conclude the remaining procedural steps quickly so the bill receives royal ascent and ratification before the House of Commons rises for the summer. As CUSMA can only come into force once all countries complete their respective domestic ratification processes, the CCA and fellow cattle producer organizations, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas (CNOG) have strongly encouraged the governments of the U.

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Japan lifts age restriction on Canadian beef, access for OTM beef achieved

Calgary, AB – Expanded access for Canadian beef to the Japanese market has been achieved as Japan has lifted its over 30-month (OTM) age restriction for beef exports, effective immediately. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) appreciates the implementation of this decision to eliminate the rule instated in the 2003 bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) era and hopes that other markets will follow Japan’s lead. Japan is an important market for Canadian beef under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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CCA Statement on alternative proteins

The effort to stop food producers from labelling vegetarian-based products as meat in Canada is part of international movement towards achieving a common nomenclature for meat derived from animal-based proteins. The drive for improved clarity and consistency for consumers in labelling alternative protein products started in France and Italy and regions in the United States have since acted to disallow plant-based meat items to be labelled and marketed as ‘meat’ or use terms such as ‘beef. ’ Canada has its own regulatory requirements in this area, and they should be respected.

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CCA announces recipient of 2019 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s founding council and membership as recipients of the 2019 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award (BIISA). The BIISA was presented to representatives of the CRSB in a special ceremony during the CCA’s annual general meeting in Ottawa. Presented on behalf of the beef producers who operate Canada’s 60,000 beef operations, BIISA recognizes innovations that contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

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