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CCA Statement on GoC approval of irradiation for raw fresh and frozen ground beef

Today the Government of Canada published amendments in Canada Gazette II permitting irradiation of raw fresh and fro-zen ground beef. Purchasing irradiated ground beef is now a choice for Canadian consumers, the same choice that has been available in the U.S. for more than a decade. The availability of irradiated ground beef will take time to establish and will depend on consumer demand for this type of product.

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CCA welcomes EU ratification of CETA, remains committed to resolving longstanding technical barriers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes news that the European Union has ratified the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), one day after the House of Commons passed the CETA legislation. With potential for CETA to now come into effect by summer, the CCA is committed to continue working with the Government of Canada to enable meaningful Canadian beef access to the EU.

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CCA congratulates Perdue on his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on being nominated by President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

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CYL program announces mentors for 2016-2017 youth mentorship program

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Program is pleased to announce the mentors that have been selected for the 2016-2017 program. The CYL program looks forward to enriching the experiences of young cattlemen in Canada for the 6th year in a row.

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International Beef Alliance joint statement

Global Beef Producers Allied on Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Production

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CCA welcomes signing of CETA, urges resolution of barriers to beef trade

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland for successfully navigating an uncharted and complicated path through European Union (EU) politics and signing the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels today.

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CCA applauds expansion of beef access to China

Calgary, AB – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met today in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and announced that China will begin to allow bone-in Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age (UTM) effective today.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Announces 2016 Mentorship Recipients

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce its 2016 national mentorship recipients. The 16 recipients were selected following the final selection round at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), held in Calgary on August 9, 2016. A total of 23 semi-finalists vied for a spot in the national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA).

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