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“The National Beef Strategy has provided real value for Canadian beef producers.”

Canada’s beef sector gets an updated strategic plan

An updated five-year plan for the Canadian beef sector will “take advantage of the opportunities facing the industry while simultaneously addressing the challenges.” The 2020-24 National Beef Strategy, a follow-up to a 2015-19 strategy, was developed by the Canadian Beef Advisors, formed by the seven national beef organizations. “The National Beef Strategy has provided real […] Read more



Fish habitat clause sent swimming

Senate amendments to the recently passed Fisheries Act repealed the ‘Deeming Habitat’ provision opposed by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The provision would have greatly expanded what could be deemed fish habitat to include any watercourse or water body with water flows able to sustain fish ecosystems.  It would have meant virtually all water bodies could […] Read more

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Eleven Albertans are among the 24 semi-finalists for this year’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program pairs 16 young people with mentors who help them realize their career ambitions in the beef sector. The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work. The Alberta semi-finalists are Tamara Quas- chnick, […] Read more


Cattle traceability app upgraded

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is making it easier for producers to report mandatory traceability data and stay compliant with an improved Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) MOBO app. The upgraded and free app enables easy access to the CLTS database from Android and iPhone devices and is more user friendly than the basic […] Read more

Continued growth is riding on the access Canadian beef will have to an independent U.K. following Brexit.

Beef exports to the European Union doubled last year

That growth is expected to continue as supply of EU eligible cattle grows


Year-end numbers for beef exports to the European Union show growth that is encouraging to Canadian and European farmers and ranchers alike. Canada exported 1,059 tonnes of beef to the EU last year, worth $15.5 million, according to Statistics Canada. That’s a 113 per cent increase in volume and 98 per cent increase in value […] Read more





Access to the U.S. market is an integral part of Canada's beef exports.

Tread lightly with tariffs, says CCA

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says it backs Ottawa’s stance in standing up to “illegal U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.” But the farm group says it continues to remind federal officials “that the Canadian beef sector is highly dependent on trade with the U.S.” The retaliatory Canadian tariffs include items such as beef jerky […] Read more

Those selected for the CYL program will have a nine-month mentorship with an industry veteran.

Twelve Albertans vying for Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ spots

The 25 semi-finalists for the 2018-19 edition of Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program have been chosen. There are 12 Albertans among the semi-finalists: Jessica Giles, Jade Marshall, Melissa Downing, Travis Page, Melissa Van Sickle, Delanie Knull, Megan Clifton, Allana Minchau, Hildie Weibe, Max Allingham, Anessa Good and Kyle Lemmer. The final 16 will be chosen after […] Read more