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New chief acclaimed for national cattle producer group

A former president of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association is the new president of the national cattle producers’ body. David Haywood-Farmer was elected by acclamation as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association at the group’s annual general meeting last week in Ottawa. Haywood-Farmer, a cow-calf producer at Savona, B.C., about 40 km west of Kamloops, was […] Read more

Talks continue but the issue of a non-refundable checkoff continues to bedevil the province’s two big 
cattle organizations.

Cattle organizations still talking — but no checkoff deal in sight

One proposal to resolve contentious issue of 
non-refundable checkoffs shot down in May and a new one is still being ‘analyzed’

Despite years of talks, the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association and Alberta Beef Producers still appear to be far apart in making a non-refundable provincial checkoff a reality. A new proposal was put on the table late last month, but while the chair of Alberta Beef Producers describes it as a major step forward, his counterpart […] Read more


Bob Lowe new chair of Alberta Beef Producers

Bob Lowe is the new chair of Alberta Beef Producers. The Nanton producer was elected at the organization’s meeting earlier this month. The other executive board members are vice-chair Roland Cailliau (Valleyview), finance chair Charlie Christie (Trochu), and past chair Greg Bowie (Ponoka). The other members on the 2016 board of directors are Howard Bekkering […] Read more