Calgary . . . On Friday, July 10, 2009, the seventh International Livestock Congress – Calgary (ILC) takes place. This industry-led event aims to equip producers, processors, exporters and the public sector with the strategic insight and tools required for managing and succeeding in the complex environment facing the industry. Click here to download the newsline
Cattle producers depend on a healthy environment. Protecting it is critical to the long-term sustainability of rural communities and a secure food supply. Celebrating Canada’s remarkable environment by caring stewardship is a role that ranchers and farmers take seriously. And as such they are taking action to decrease their contribution to the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed news that Colombia will open their borders to Canadian beef – the first South American market to restore access to Canadian beef since the border closed due to BSE in 2003. The agreement re-opens the market for a wide range of Canadian beef and value-added beef products, initially yielding annual export levels of nearly $6 million in beef and $1 million in livestock and genetics.
Calgary, AB - Canada’s efforts to strike a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) offers the potential to achieve the valuable diversification sought by Canadian producers for reducing reliance on North American markets. The historic EU–Canada economic partnership could knock down significant barriers to Canadian beef and open new opportunities.
Calgary - International Migratory Bird Day, May 9, celebrates the return of Canada’s wintering birds. By now they have left their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central and South America and many are already here looking for suitable nest sites here in Canada.
Calgary, AB - Canadian beef cattle producers welcome the federal government’s proposed undertaking to improve opportunities in Canadian agriculture with the introduction of amendments to the Farm Improvement and Marketing Cooperative Loans Act. The changes aim at improving access to capital for primary farm operations and farm co- operatives involved in processing, marketing or distribution of farm products.
Calgary – Canadian beef cattle producers received welcome news from Canada’s Minister for International Trade, Stockwell Day, when he stated during his trip to Washington, D. C. yesterday that Canada will request new consultations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL), in early May.
Calgary, AB - When it comes to the environment, according to cattle producers - Canadian cattle receive a bum rap. Contrary to reports, Canadian livestock make only a minor contribution to Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy use. Actually, cattle play an essential role in sustainable agriculture.