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NAFTA works for beef, say cattle leaders

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Dan Darling and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts have issued a joint letter calling on governments of the three nations to keep the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement affecting beef producers. The CCA, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas say the trade agreement properly […] Read more

Future for cattle producers looks bright, says CCA

China’s decision to allow bone-in Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age is another positive sign for the industry, says the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The move, expected to boost exports by $10 million per year, and the recent expansion of access to Mexico and Taiwan is increasing opportunities for Canadian beef producers, said […] 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