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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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CCA Statement - Canadian animal care regulations and standards among the best

Calgary, AB – Canadian animal care regulations and standards, including the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle, can stand up to, and perhaps even exceed, any world-wide certifications or standards. Regulations and standards differ from certifications, which are simply a record of the production practices the majority of Canadian cattle producers are already doing.

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CCA joins International Trade Minister Freeland in Europe to Promote CETA

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling is in Brussels, Belgium this week accompanying International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland as she promotes the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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Labour gap in Canadian beef sector could quadruple by 2025, study finds

Ottawa, ON – Chronic workforce shortages in Canada’s agricultural sector are expected to continue, with the number of unfilled jobs in the beef sector forecasted to more than quadruple over the next decade.

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CCA welcomes new President, Vice President

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Dan Darling and David Haywood-Farmer, who were elected by acclamation as President and Vice President, respectively, on March 12, 2016 at the CCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, ON.

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CCA announces 2016 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award recipient

Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Jim Clark, executive director, Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) and the Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB) Program as recipients of the 2016 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award (BIISA). Clark was selected to receive the 2016 BIISA for the development of OCFB, a producer-led branded beef program with a strong emphasis on sustainability and beef quality.

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