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Brian Good given champion award

Brian Good of the Canadian Angus Association recently received the Industry Champion Award from the Livestock Markets Association of Canada. Good is the senior director of business development for the Angus association, which is headquartered in Rocky View County. “Brian is what the Industry Champion Award was designed for,” said Rick Wright, the executive administrator […] Read more

Valentina and Sharon Gabert receive their 50-year CAA Heritage Award from Trevor Welch, Canadian Angus Association president.

Gabert family given 50-year membership award

Rick and Sharon Gabert of Crooked Creek Angus Ranch were honoured for 50 years of consecutive family membership in the Canadian Angus Association at this year’s Farmfair. The Fort Saskatchewan-area ranch began as a dairy and grain operation, started a herd of commercial Angus in 1964, and purchased its first registered Angus cows in 1968. […] Read more


High hopes for remote sensing of pasture conditions

Federal funding assists pasture project

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says it hopes a research project on remote sensing of pasture conditions will be the foundation for a new national pasture insurance program. “The project’s findings may allow for more precision in the development of insurance programs for pasture production, on a farm level, rather than by geographic regions or limited […] Read more

CAA building bridges for Angus breeders

What kind of advice can an Angus breeder in the Maritimes give to a breeder in Alberta? If their management practices are similar enough, they might be about to find out. Participating long-term breeders will be paired off with industry newcomers this summer in a mentorship program announced at the Canadian Angus Association’s annual meeting […] Read more


Bringing the entire beef sector together was the top goal for conference co-chairs Virgil Lowe (left) and Rob Smith. The conference did just that — something young producer Rob Dixon called “incredibly valuable.”

Come together: Beef industry gathers under one roof at national conference

Inaugural conference shows there is an appetite for all parts 
of the beef industry to work together for the common good

They came from across Western Canada and as far away as New Brunswick. And all of them were passionate about beef. The inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference, held at the beginning of August, was more of a success than anyone anticipated. More than 650 people from all sectors of the beef industry came from across […] Read more

New national beef conference

Canadian Beef Industry Conference to be held Aug. 9-11 in Calgary

Canada’s beef cattle industry has joined forces to create the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. “The recently established National Beef Strategy has four pillars, one of which is connectivity,” said Rob Smith, a beef producer and CEO of the Canadian Angus Association. “This conference will allow everyone from industry leaders to smaller-scale producers to come together […] Read more


Innovation and the bottom line in cattle production

One-day conference to be held in Lethbridge on March 31

Maximizing innovation for profit is the theme of a one-day conference being put on by the Canadian Angus Association and Certified Angus Beef in Lethbridge on March 31. In addition to presentations on genomics, the national beef strategy, and market outlook, Ryan Kasko (Kasko Cattle Co.) and Leighton Kolk (Kolk Feeders) will discuss Allied Marketing […] Read more