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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces semi-finalists for 2018 program year

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 25 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2018-2019 program year. The 25 semi-finalists were selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants from across Canada based on the strength of their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The semi-finalists will face the final round of the competition at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 14-16, 2017 in London, Ontario, at the London Convention Centre.

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CCA welcomes new General Manager

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce David Moss as General Manager, effective June 1. Moss assumes the role from Rob McNabb, who is retiring after 20 years with the CCA.  Moss joins the CCA at a transformative time in the Canadian beef industry, with the National Beef Strategy positioned to reshape the sector going forward.

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CCA welcomes new leadership at 2018 board meeting

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that David Haywood-Farmer and Bob Lowe were elected by acclamation as President and Vice President, respectively, at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, ON. Haywood-Farmer takes over from Dan Darling, who moves to the position of CCA Past President. Darling had an active term including the launch of public trust initiatives, successfully addressing Ottawa’s proposed Tax Planning Using Private Corporations, and progressing trade and market access priorities, significantly the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Canadian beef producers applaud signature of CPTPP Agreement

Calgary, AB – International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne gathered with his counterparts from 10 other countries today in Santiago, Chile today to sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also referred to as TPP11. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Vice President David Haywood-Farmer, a beef farmer from Savona, British Columbia, was present to witness the signing. Haywood-Farmer congratulates the Government of Canada for joining the new trade agreement, which provides beef producers with competitive access to Japan, Vietnam and other dynamic markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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IBA Applauds CPTPP Progress as Trade Ministers Sign Agreement

On March 8, 2018, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Santiago, Chile, to sign the revised agreement now named the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The International Beef Alliance (IBA) applauds this pivotal progress as the CPTPP incorporates the market access provisions of the TPP. The CPTPP members of the IBA will continue to work with their respective governments to support their efforts to bring the new agreement into effect.

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Invitation to Canadian cow-calf producers to participate in testing of Herdly software

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) invites producers to test drive the new cow-calf management software to provide feedback on the performance and usability of the Herdly app on the farm. Starting today and through to at least April 1st, 2018, Canadian producers can download the Herdly software to their iPhone or iPad as well as a Windows or Mac computer. The evaluation period follows extensive field testing in Alberta and will enable further feedback from producers across Canada.

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Zoetis joins CYL as a Foundation Partner

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce Zoetis as its newest Foundation Partner. Through this partnership, the global animal health company, already dedicated to supporting veterinarians, animal producers and their businesses, is now supporting the next generation of Canadian beef producers. Zoetis will enrich the knowledge and experiences of CYL program participants through providing opportunities to learn more about livestock welfare and health management in concert with experiences that develop valuable leadership skills.

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Canadian beef producers applaud success on CPTPP Agreement

Calgary, AB – International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne confirmed this morning that two days of negotiations in Tokyo have concluded in agreement that he will travel to Chile in early March to sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also referred to as TPP11. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling, a beef farmer from Castleton, Ontario, congratulates the Government of Canada for joining the new trade agreement, which provides beef producers with competitive access to Japan and dynamic markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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