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).

The swift implementation of the CPTPP is a top priority for Haywood-Farmer. His goals for the Canadian beef cattle sector include obtaining a free trade agreement with China, and to ensure the technical barriers limiting the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union are resolved to derive the very significant benefits that have been negotiated.

“The CCA has achieved significant progress on a number of key files and I am determined to keep that momentum going,” Haywood-Farmer said. “I want to thank Dan for his leadership over these past two years and I look forward to working with Bob in his new role as CCA Vice President.”

Haywood-Farmer operates a cow-calf operation with his family on a century farm in Savona, B.C. Prior to CCA, Haywood-Farmer was involved with B.C. Cattlemen’s Association for more than three decades, serving as president from 2012-2014 and past president from 2014-2016.

The third-generation rancher has served as chair of CCA’s Foreign Trade and Domestic Agriculture Policy and Regulations committees and as member of the executive committee
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Lowe takes on the role of vice-president after serving as Chair of Alberta Beef Producers (2015 to 2017) and a decade as a delegate, director and a member of the executive. First elected as a director to the CCA in 2009, Lowe served as chair of the CCA Environment Committee and represents CCA on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Lowe is also Chair of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation, whose mandate is to support youth, research and the environment for the Canadian cattle industry.

The CCA also welcomed newly elected members to the executive committee: Doug Sawyer (AB), Cathy Sharp (AB), Pat Hayes (SK). and Ramona Blyth (MB).

New directors to the CCA board include: Brian McKersie (BC), Charlie Christie and Miles Wowk (AB), Gord Adams (MB), and Jason Reid and Craig McLauglin (ON).

For further information, contact:
Gina Teel
Communications Manager Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
403-875-3616 | teelg@cattle.ca

Backgrounder

CCA President David Haywood-Farmer

David Haywood-Farmer was elected by acclamation as President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on March 23, 2018 at the CCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, ON. Haywood-Farmer assumes the role of president following a two-year term as CCA Vice President (2016-2018).

Prior to CCA, Haywood-Farmer was involved with B.C. Cattlemen’s Association for more than three decades, serving as president from 2012-2014 and past president from 2014-2016.

The third-generation rancher was appointed a director of CCA in 2014 and has served as chair of the Foreign Trade and Domestic Agriculture Policy and Regulations committees and as member of the executive committee.

The Haywood-Farmer family has been ranching in Savona, B.C. for nearly a century. The cow-calf operation remains a family business today and owes its ability to sustainably raise beef in one of the most arid regions of Western Canada
to innovative stewardship.

Haywood-Farmer’s priorities going forward include a focus on trade and environment and ensuring a sustainable future for beef production.

Haywood-Farmer and his wife Bonnie have been married for 40 years.
They have three children and five grandchildren and are very focused on farming for the future generations.

For further information, contact:
Gina Teel
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
403-875-3616 | teelg@cattle.ca
www.cattle.ca

Backgrounder

CCA Vice President Bob Lowe

Bob Lowe was elected by acclamation as Vice President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on March 23, 2018 at the CCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, ON. Lowe takes on the role of vice president after serving as Chair of Alberta Beef Producers (2015 to 2017) and a decade as a delegate, director and a member of the executive.

First elected as a director to the CCA in 2009, Lowe served as chair of the CCA Environment Committee and represents CCA on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Lowe is also Chair of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation, whose mandate is to support youth, research and the environment for the Canadian cattle industry.

Lowe is part of a long line of ranchers that came to Alberta in the late 1800’s and continues that legacy with feedlot operations based in Nanton, Alberta and a cow-calf operation in Eriksdale, Manitoba.

He is an outspoken advocate for sharing information about raising cattle, feedlots and best management practices to governments and consumers alike to promote understanding of the stewardship and conservation inherent in sustainable beef production. This focus on social license is a priority Lowe will take forward in his role as CCA Vice President.

Lowe views social license as a prerequisite to ensuring the long-term viability of the beef business. Additional priorities include a continued emphasis on stewardship approaches to conservation that benefit the environment and help producers achieve their operational goals.

Lowe has two children and two grandchildren, and his partner is Trish Vachon. He is focused on farming for the future generations.

For further information, contact:
Gina Teel
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
403-875-3616 | teelg@cattle.ca
www.cattle.ca