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CCA Statement – Age of Alberta BSE case

Calgary, AB - Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the birthdate of the beef cow in Alberta detected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The affected animal was born in March 2009, 21 months after the July 2007 implementation of the enhanced feed ban in Canada.

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CCA Statement – BSE in a beef cow in Alberta

Calgary, AB – Canada’s beef cattle industry takes Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance seriously. The finding of a case of BSE in beef cow in Alberta, while unfortunate, demonstrates the robustness of the National BSE Surveillance Program Canada has in place. BSE is on the decline in Canada and globally. It is not unexpected for cases to be found as efforts continue around the world to eradicate classic BSE. This is an isolated case; Canada’s previous confirmed BSE case was reported in 2011.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce 2015 semi-finalists

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce the 24 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2015 program year.

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Industry unites to develop National Beef Strategy

Calgary, AB - The growing global demand for protein has presented Canada’s beef industry with an unprecedented opportunity to increase demand for its beef products. The ability of industry to fully seize this opportunity is not without significant challenges; tight cattle supplies, reduced marketings, and competition for arable land are among the factors to be overcome. Canada’s beef sector organizations have responded to the challenge with the creation of the National Beef Strategy. A collaborative effort of national and provincial beef sector organizations, the National Beef Strategy provides the framework for how the organizations can work together to best position...

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Young Cattlemen’s Council elects new council positions

Calgary, AB – The Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week in Edmonton in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Fall Forum. As part of the AGM, YCC membership participated in a formal election process to fill three-at-large positions and one council member spot.

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CCA Statement on U.S. Congress COOL instructions passed in Appropriations Bill

Calgary, AB – Over the weekend, the United States (U.S.) Congress passed its annual appropriations legislation that funds the U.S. government for the remainder of the fiscal year. In the portion of that legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Congress included the following instruction:

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CCA partners with ViewTrak Technologies to expand Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS)

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) today announced that it is partnering with ViewTrak Technologies, a world-class technology and traceability company based in Edmonton, to enhance and expand the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS). Under the partnership, a new privately-held company will take ownership of BIXS, with the CCA and ViewTrak as initial shareholders. Hubert Lau, Executive Vice-President of ViewTrak, will lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer and Ted Power, President of ViewTrak, will take on the role of Executive Vice-President.

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CCA welcomes swift ratification of Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates the Governments of Canada and Korea for ensuring the swift ratification of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) in their respective Parliaments, and setting January 1, 2015 as the date for the CKFTA to come into force.

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