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CCA welcomes EU ratification of CETA, remains committed to resolving longstanding technical barriers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes news that the European Union has ratified the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), one day after the House of Commons passed the CETA legislation. With potential for CETA to now come into effect by summer, the CCA is committed to continue working with the Government of Canada to enable meaningful Canadian beef access to the EU. A long-time champion of the CETA, the Canadian beef cattle sector is pleased with the prospective elimination of EU import tariffs on nearly 65,000 tonnes of Canadian beef.

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CCA congratulates Perdue on his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on being nominated by President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The CCA will continue to work closely with Canadian government officials and the Embassy in Washington to ensure the interests of Canadian beef producers are well represented as the Trump Administration and Secretary Perdue move forward. The CCA believes that the economic benefits of Canada-U. S. agriculture trade are clear. Canada is the largest export customer for almost all large U. S.

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CYL program announces mentors for 2016-2017 youth mentorship program

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Program is pleased to announce the mentors that have been selected for the 2016-2017 program. The CYL program looks forward to enriching the experiences of young cattlemen in Canada for the 6th year in a row. The 2016-2027 CYL Mentors and Mentees are:

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International Beef Alliance joint statement

Global Beef Producers Allied on Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Production

The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, and the United States to exchange views on a wide variety of topics including trade liberalisation, sustainable beef production, and young leader development.

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CCA welcomes signing of CETA, urges resolution of barriers to beef trade

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland for successfully navigating an uncharted and complicated path through European Union (EU) politics and signing the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels today. The Canadian beef cattle sector has been a long-time champion of the CETA and is pleased with the prospective elimination of EU import tariffs on nearly 65,000 tonnes of Canadian beef.

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CCA applauds expansion of beef access to China

Calgary, AB – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met today in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and announced that China will begin to allow bone-in Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age (UTM) effective today. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that this important trading partner has recognized the rigour of Canada’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) control measures and has taken this step to move forward in normalizing import conditions for Canadian beef.   

CCA President Dan Darling called today’s news a significant result for the Canadian beef sector.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Announces 2016 Mentorship Recipients

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce its 2016 national mentorship recipients. The 16 recipients were selected following the final selection round at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), held in Calgary on August 9, 2016. A total of 23 semi-finalists vied for a spot in the national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA).

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Anderson Ranch Inc. CCA’s 2016 TESA recipient

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Anderson Ranch Inc. of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan as the 2016 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The ranch is operated by Miles Anderson and his wife Sheri, who received the award this evening in Calgary, Alberta in an awards ceremony during the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC). The Andersons expressed sincere gratitude as they accepted the award during the conference banquet.  

 

CCA Environment Committee Chair Bob Lowe presented the Andersons with a belt buckle and local artwork in honour of the event.

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