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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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Anderson Ranch Inc. CCA’s 2016 TESA recipient

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Anderson Ranch Inc. of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan as the 2016 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The ranch is operated by Miles Anderson and his wife Sheri, who received the award this evening in Calgary, Alberta in an awards ceremony during the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC). The Andersons expressed sincere gratitude as they accepted the award during the conference banquet. 

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Taiwan re-opens to Canadian beef

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s news that Canadian beef will once again be flowing to Taiwan. The approval from Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare to resume imports of Canadian beef comes days after a market expansion announcement by Mexico.

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CCA applauds fully restored beef access to Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met today in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and announced that Mexico will fully re-open to Canadian beef effective October 1, 2016.

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Verified Beef Production Plus Program officially launched

After months of hearing about the benefits of the Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program, producers can now see for themselves how validating their sustainable production practices provides opportunity to proactively share their stories with consumers and beef retailers. 

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CCA Statement - Earls apology a good first step, says CCA

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) believes the apology issued today by Earls is a good first step. We appreciate their effort to reach out to industry and now encourage Earls to participate in the sustainability discussion through the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

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