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BIXS launches online cattle classifieds

Calgary, AB – The Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) is pleased to announce a new online cattle sales listing service for registered participants. Launched today at http://bixs-cattlelist.cattle.ca the BIXS Cattle-Classifieds enables program members to advertise upcoming auction market or private sales of their BIXS registered cattle to prospective buyers.The online BIXS Cattle-Classifieds provides registered producers with an additional platform for building potential business relationships to bolster their marketing program for their BIXS cattle. Viewers can sort the listings by birthdate, weight, breed/cross, geographical location, implant status, vaccination date or other optional information entered by participants.

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CCA Congratulates Government of Canada on Market Access Report

Today, representatives of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) met with Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in Ottawa where he released the Agriculture and Agri-Food Market Access Report 2010-2011. In the report Minister Ritz along with International Trade Minister Ed Fast itemizes the many agricultural market access gains that have been achieved between January 2010 and March 2011.The report highlights the importance of exports to Canada’s agriculture sector and underscores the potential for growth through expanded market access. Market access is a top priority for the CCA.“Minister Ritz and Minister Fast really understand that our producers need market access and we thank...

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Canadian Red Meat Industry is Once Again Calling on the Government of Canada to Resume Free Trade Agreement Talks With South Korea

Ottawa, Ont. [October 21, 2011] The Canadian Pork Council, Canada Pork International, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Canadian Meat Council have joined forces to urge the Government of Canada to resume the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with South Korea that have been stalled since 2008.The Canadian pork and beef industries are very concerned that postponing the FTA talks any further will seriously affect the competitiveness of theirs and other Canadian sectors exporting to South Korea now that the United States (US) Congress ratified a FTA with South Korea on October 12, 2011.“With the recent ratification of the Korean FTA...

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CCA supports Steaks for Soldiers Campaign at CFB Valcartier

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) representatives are on hand at the Steaks for Soldiers event at CFB Valcartier today, where nearly 4,000 Canadian Triple A, well-aged strip loins will be served to the troops and their families.Sponsor a Steak for a Returning Soldier campaign organizer Harvey Dann is also at the event, the largest of the four Steaks for Soldiers events held in appreciation of Canadian troops since 2007. Representatives from Canada Beef Inc. and the Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec will join Dann and the CCA in assisting CFB Valcartier personnel in the preparation and...

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BIXS launches to cow-calf producers nationwide

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), in partnership with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, is pleased to announce the official launch of the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) to cow-calf producers nationwide. The launch follows a successful phased-in process that ensured BIXS would be open to cow-calf producers in time for the 2011 fall calf run.“This nationwide launch marks the successful conclusion of more than two years of effort to advance a concept developed by the CCA into the BIXS program”, said CCA President Travis Toews.

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Funding for Bovine TB test evaluation study welcomed

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to receive Government of Canada funding of up to $318,930 for a research project aimed at identifying bovine tuberculosis (TB) tests that are more reliable and cost-effective than those presently in use.The funding from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program will assist the Beef Cattle Research Council-led project to evaluate commercial tests for bovine TB developed by diagnostic companies, and identify those tests that provide a rapid, reliable and accurate diagnosis.

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CCA welcomes International Vaccine Centre at U of S

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) today welcomed the new International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan, a state of the art facility that will help build Canada’s critical research capacity in the prevention and control of infectious diseases that bridge animal and human health.InterVac will provide North America’s only containment level 3 facility capable of accommodating high containment, large animal clinical vaccine trials. This will facilitate the development and initial efficacy testing of vaccines under controlled and contained conditions in advance of commercial field trials.

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CCA pleased Cairns Group remains strong on agriculture trade

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) was a sponsor and participant at the Cairns Group Meetings this week in Saskatoon. The CCA Vice President, Martin Unrau, described the meetings as “an intense set of discussions aimed at expressing the importance that the Cairns Group attaches to realizing global reforms in agricultural policy and significant improvements in agricultural trade liberalization.”Particularly pleasing to the CCA was the strong message carried by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz as host of the international Ministerial meeting that agriculture trade rules need to be based on science.

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