GFM Network News


Applications for Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award open

The Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award is accepting applications for the 2016 award. The BIISA is presented on behalf of beef cattle producers by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to recognize industry stakeholders and value chain members for their outstanding commitment to the sustainability of Canada’s beef industry through innovation. BIISA is awarded to any […] Read more

New faces on Young Cattlemen’s Council

Albertans Laura Bodell, Rae-Leigh Pederzolli, and Jake Meyer join council, which provides leadership and learning opportunities 
for young producers

Albertans Laura Bodell and Rae-Leigh Pederzolli have been elected as members at large on the Young Cattlemen’s Council. They join another Albertan, Jake Meyer, who is president of the council. The organization was formed last year to provide leadership and learning opportunities for young producers aged 18 to 35. Council members sit on Canadian Cattlemen’s […] Read more


Vermilion ranch honoured

McGrath family’s detailed approach to stewardship 
also boosts the bottom line

Round Rock Ranching is the 2014 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The fifth-generation family farm near Vermilion is operated by Sean and Tanya McGrath and their three children in partnership with Sean’s parents, Fred and Anne McGrath. The award, created by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, recognizes producers who go above and beyond standard […] Read more

Beef advocacy program launches

Two courses help farmers and the public become advocates for the beef industry

CCA Beef advocacy Canada launched its live advocacy and education program at the recent Canadian Cattlemen’s association (CCA) annual general meeting. Canada Beef and the CCA, along with funding from the Alberta Livestock and Meat association (ALMA), have brought together industry partners to develop a comprehensive program that will walk future beef advocates through the entire […] Read more


CCA seeks producers to test drive BIXS Version 2

BIXS, the voluntary Internet-based database designed to capture and exchange data linked to an individual animal’s unique electronic ID tag number, is looking for test drivers for its latest version. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is offering early access to a limited number of producers to test drive the software before its official release. BIXS 2 […] Read more