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Federal investment in beef cattle research will benefit industry

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is very pleased with the more than $6 million in funding for the Beef Cattle Science Research Cluster announced today by Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. The Cluster includes an expert advisory group whose work will help to advance the competitiveness and sustainability of the beef cattle industry. The Cluster’s priority areas include the continued improvement to Canada’s beef product through enhanced beef quality and improved food safety interventions as well as strengthening industry’s commitment to improving production efficiencies.

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Budget 2010 is good news for Canada’s cattle producers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) strongly supports measures contained in the 2010 Federal Budget aimed at ensuring producers have access to competitive cattle processing operations in Canada. Of particular note is the $25 million in 2010–11 targeted at cattle processing plants that handle over thirty month (OTM) cattle. The funding will address costs associated with OTM slaughter, a measure requested by the CCA, the Beef Value Chain Round Table, the Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Meat Council, and Quebec Beef Producers. The CCA is extremely pleased to see the issue addressed in Budget 2010.

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CCA Participates in Minister Ritz’s Trade Mission

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Brad Wildeman and staff travelled to Colombia and Mexico with Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in support of his efforts to open markets for Canadian beef.

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CCA congratulates leaders for progress made during Asia mission

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is encouraged with news of the progress made during Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz’s Asian trade mission. Throughout the mission, which visited several major Asian markets including China, Hong Kong and Korea, the key focus was agriculture. CCA President Brad Wildeman was pleased to participate in the mission to provide support and expertise to the Prime Minister and Minister Ritz. Read the Newsline PDF

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CCA pleased with creation of WTO panel to rule on mCOOL

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to Canada's request for the creation of a Dispute Settlement Panel to rule on the United States’ (U. S. ) mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL) law. 20-11-09 - CCA Backgrounder - REVISED - mCOOL and the WTO process

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Russia expands access for Canadian beef

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with Russia’s announcement to expand access for Canadian beef to include all beef from cattle under-thirty-months old (UTM) and boneless beef from cattle over-thirty-months (OTM) of age. Russia also agreed to continue a process aimed at achieving access for beef offal products by the end of 2009. Read the Newsline PDF

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CCA applauds Canada’s request for WTO panel against mCOOL

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) commends the Government of Canada for today’s announcement that they will request the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a Dispute Settlement Panel to rule on the United States’ (U. S. ) mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL) law. 28-10-09 - CCA Backgrounder - REVISED - mCOOL and the WTO process
07-10-09 - CCA Backgrounder - The impact of U. S. mCOOL on the Canadian beef and cattle industry

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Colombia accepts Canadian beef of all ages

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that Colombia will restore full access for Canadian beef from cattle of all ages. This announcement builds on Colombia’s decision, in May 2009, to partially re-open its border to Canadian beef. CCA is very pleased that Colombia has taken this further decision toward fully restoring Canada’s beef access. Read the Newsline PDF

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