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BCCA connecting ranchers, haulers in wildfire areas

Livestock producers needing to move animals out of wildfire zones in British Columbia’s Interior are being asked to contact the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association. The BCCA, on its website, said it’s helping to co-ordinate haulers with producers who need to evacuate livestock. “With closures of highways and evacuation orders, permits are needed to re-enter evacuated areas […] Read more

B.C. rural plan includes livestock tag reader rebate

A new provincial rural economic development strategy for British Columbia includes extra money for livestock and invasive plant programs, among them a new rebate plan for livestock tag readers. The province on Friday released “Building on our Rural Advantages: B.C.’s Rural Economic Development Strategy,” a document laying out investments expected to support up to 26,600 […] Read more


Dan Darling (l) and David Haywood-Farmer.

Ontario producer new CCA president

Dan Darling succeeds Alberta’s Dave Solverson, who can count 
the repeal of COOL legislation as a highlight of his presidency

Ontario cow-calf producer Dan Darling is the new president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Darling, who was the organization’s vice-president for the past two years, succeeds Dave Solverson, who ranches near Camrose. Darling and new vice-president David Haywood-Farmer were elected by acclamation at the CCA’s annual general meeting earlier this month. Solverson steps into his […] Read more