Proper cattle care and welfare are paramount in the Canadian beef industry. The cattle industry’s objective is for animals under transport to arrive successfully at their destination in good health and condition, without injury and while minimizing stress. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research shows that 99. 95 per cent of cattle on long-haul journeys reach their destination in good condition. While the intent of the revised Health of Animals – Transport Regulations published today is presumably to seek improvements in the remaining 0.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has reviewed the new Canada’s Food Guide released today by Health Canada. Lean red meat, such as beef, is rightfully acknowledged as a nutrient rich and healthy protein in the new Food Guide. One of the biggest changes in the new Food Guide, last updated in 2007, is to group plant-based and animal-based proteins in a “proteins” category.
Calgary, AB - The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 mentors in the CYL program this year. Each year, the CYL program is fortunate to find multiple industry experts to stand as mentors in the program. These mentors spend a great deal of time and effort on helping the group of young leaders grow and develop over the course of their mentorships.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates the Government of Canada for signing the Canada, United States and Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) today in a ceremony on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Once ratified, the CUSMA will update, modernize and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Originally agreed to September 30, the timing of the ‘NAFTA 2. 0’ trade pact was of particular importance to cattle producers who were entering the time of year when the majority of beef calves in Canada are marketed.
Calgary, AB – In yet another significant development for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Australia today deposited its notification to the CPTPP Secretariat in New Zealand becoming the sixth of the 11 signatory countries to ratify the Agreement. The Agreement will come into force amongst this first tranche of CPTPP signatories, composed of Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore, in 60 days or December 30, 2018.
Calgary, AB - The Government of Canada has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), securing Canada a coveted spot amongst the first tranche of countries in the historic trade accord. International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr announced today that Canada notified the CPTPP Secretariat in New Zealand that the formal process to ratify is complete. Canada take its place alongside CPTPP ratified countries Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and New Zealand. Just one more country needs to ratify the Agreement domestically to trigger the CPTPP, which will then come into effect 60 days later.
Calgary, AB - Today the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-79 to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The bill then immediately received Royal Assent. Following a few more documentary necessities, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) expects that in the next few days, Canada will notify the CPTPP Secretariat in New Zealand that we have ratified the Agreement and join Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore as the first six to ratify. The CPTPP will come into force 60 days after New Zealand receives Canada’s notification.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Beef Advisors today released a status update on the 2015-19 National Beef Strategy. The report summarizes progress towards achieving the outcomes outlined in the Strategy since its launch. As of June 2018, 15% of outcomes have been completed; 5% are in progress (have an end); 61% are ongoing (and expected to continue); 7% have not been started (primarily due to funding constraints); 8% need modification; and 5% have mixed status (due to multiple objectives at different stages). Target outcomes in the Strategy fall within four pillars: connectivity, productivity, competitiveness and beef demand.