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Plan to attend the 2010 CCA National Convention and Semi-Annual Meeting August 10-13

Cattle producers and industry partners: circle Aug. 10-13 on the calendar. Those are the dates for the 2010 CCA National Convention and Semi-annual Meeting, being held in Calgary this year. The CCA Semi-Annual Meeting is the place to be to stay informed and witness key decision makers discuss our industry’s most pressing issues. Take advantage of the meeting’s excellent networking opportunities with events like the golf tournament, half-day tour and entertainment evening with live auction benefiting 4-H. Click here to download the complete information package, including schedules and registration forms. Questions? Contact the CCA office at 403. 275.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Development Program Launches Pilot in Alberta

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Development Program officially launched today in Alberta. Application forms for phase one of the CYL program, recently announced by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), are now available online at www. cattlemensyoungleaders. com. Watch for the official CYL program website, soon to be unveiled at the same link.

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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.

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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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