Operating Divisions

Under the guidance of the CCA’s producer-led board of directors, CCA’s operating divisions play a crucial role in taking action on the board’s industry goals and recommendations which provide Canadian producers a voice nationally and internationally. In addition to bringing forward key policy issues to the federal government, the CCA implements strategies and executes tactics on a day-to-day basis that carry out the strategic vision of the industry and board for achieving their goals.

Beef Cattle Research Council

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Established by the CCA in 1997, the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) determines research and development priorities for the beef cattle industry, and administrates the research funding allocation of the National Check-off. A portion of the funds collected through the National Check-off are directed towards the BCRC to sponsor research and technology development in strategically focused priority areas of national significance to the beef industry. The National Check-off is collected by Canada Beef, which markets Canadian beef worldwide. No revenues from the National Check-off portion are allocated to the CCA for its budget.

The BCRC also supports Verified Beef Production™, Canada’s on-farm food safety program for beef – a dynamic program to uphold consumer confidence in the products and practices of Canada’s beef producers.


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For over 40 years, Canfax has provided expert analysis of markets and trends in the ever-changing North American beef industry. Cattlemen, feedlot managers and agri-business professionals rely on up-to-the-minute information as an essential tool for maximizing profit. Whether your operation needs to plan three hours or three years into the future, Canfax delivers timely and accurate information for cattle industry professionals.

Canfax Research Services

Canfax Research Services (CRS) provides industry with statistical information and economic analysis, focusing on both the Canadian and global beef markets. CRS Analysis supports a variety of industry activities including annual business planning, results and performance analysis, priority setting and policy evaluation.

Primary users of CRS research and analysis include the CCA, provincial cattle organizations, Canadian beef marketing organizations, government, and other industry stakeholders. CRS offers expertise in the areas of cattle inventories and prices, feed grain statistics, beef production, consumption and demand, plus beef and live cattle trade.