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CCA Welcomes First Steps to Increased Interprovincial Beef Trade

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with the progress made regarding interprovincial beef trade at the meeting of Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture in Saskatoon.The creation of pilot projects aimed at expanding inter-provincial trade in meat is an important step in maintaining the competitiveness of the beef business in Canada, especially as the USDA made changes to allow interstate trade of state inspected beef last year.The CCA hopes the proposed plan leads to more viable options for farmers and ranchers to market their cattle.

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The CCA helps promote Canadian beef at Shanghai 2010 Expo

Calgary, AB – Canada Day celebrations hold a special meaning for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Travis Toews this year, as high quality Canadian beef will once again be enjoyed in China.

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CCA announces Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Development Program

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the creation of a national youth initiative called the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Development Program. The CYL program will provide industry- specific training and mentorship opportunities to producers between the ages of 18 and 35, providing them with the expertise and business acumen necessary to sustain the cattle industry into the future.

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Cattlemen Urge Governments to Consider Feed Supplies

Calgary, AB – Cattle producers could be facing a tough autumn if millions of acres of farmland remain unseeded due to recent wet conditions and flooding. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is urging the federal and provincial governments to ensure crop insurance rules or any other government responses to the current conditions are not dissuading farmers from seeding late feed crops.Reduced feed supplies in the fall could result in lower prices for calves. The CCA is asking provincial and federal governments to make the necessary adjustments to remove disincentives for producers to plant a late crop.

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Agreement with China aimed at restoration of full access for Canadian beef

 Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that China has announced it will initiate a process aimed at restoration of full access for Canadian beef. Once this trade is fully restored, it will represent additional annual exports of $110 million for Canadian cattle producers. Under the first stage of the agreement, China will resume imports of tallow and boneless beef from cattle under-thirty-months (UTM) of age. Further official discussions aimed at achieving full access for Canadian beef will continue in the near future.The agreement marks the first time China has resumed imports of beef from a country...

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CCA’s The Environmental Stewardship Award showcased in Business and Biodiversity Compendium

Calgary, AB – A Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) award program that recognizes outstanding conservation practices by cattle producers is included in the Canadian Business and Biodiversity Case Study Compendium, released today at the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

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Full Market Access to Panama Restored

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s news that Panama has re-opened its market to imports of live Canadian cattle. This action, together with Panama’s resumption of beef imports last August, removes the final BSE related restrictions on Canada.

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The CCA welcomes pasture assistance for producers

Calgary, AB ─ The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the announcement today of federal and provincial funding of $114 million in pasture assistance for producers of breeding livestock in select drought-plagued areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan.The assistance, provided under AgriRecovery, will help producers living in the eligible counties and municipal districts of Central and Northern Alberta and West Central and Northwest Saskatchewan to purchase feed for their breeding cattle. The pasture assistance allows producers to keep their breeding animals off drought-damaged pastures.When drought hits, pastures need time to recover or the damage can be irreversible.These funds should help eligible livestock...

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