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International Beef Alliance Conference 2016

Taupo, New Zealand
Ellen Crane

Maori carvings on Lake Taupo captured during the fishing trip.

The International Beef Alliance (IBA) is comprised of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay and the United States, which represents 46% of global beef cattle production and 63% of global beef exports. This year, the organization met in Taupo, New Zealand, this beautiful country provided a picturesque agricultural backdrop for the conference. The conference was kicked off on Sunday with introduction presentations by the eight Young Leaders from Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States.

 

Pasture environments created to measure nitrogen output by the production system

On Monday, the Young Leaders met to present their findings on the special topic: How the IBA can connect with ‘Millennials’ to gain support for the Alliance. The team split into the focus groups for animal welfare, sustainability and beef attributes. The group then reconvened to put together a [ ]

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Announces 2016 Mentorship Recipients

August 23, 2016

CYL News Release 8-23-16 CYL 2016 Mentorship Recipients (pdf)

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce its 2016 national mentorship recipients. The 16 recipients were selected following the final selection round at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), held in Calgary on August 9, 2016. A total of 23 semi-finalists vied for a spot in the national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA).

The 2016 CYL mentorship recipients are:

British Columbia: Ryan Scorgie – Kamloops
Alberta: Becky Tees – Cochrane, Grayden Kay – Lloydminster, Jessica Sperber – Rimbey, Jesse Williams – Hanna, Katie Songer – Sylvan Lake, Luke Marshall – Innisfail, Madeleine Knodel – Seven Persons, Mel Hermanson – Hussar, Nicole Viste – Hanna
Saskatchewan: Kylie McRae – Kisbey, Mona Howe – Leader, Roxanne Olynyk – Regina
Manitoba: Kristy-Layne Carr – Marchand, Wilco van Meijl – Brandon
Ontario: Jason Hurst – Guelph

The CYL Selections at CBIC brought [ ]

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce 2016 semifinalists

April 28, 2016

2016 CYL Semi Finalist Announcement (pdf)

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 24 semifinalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2016 program year.

The semifinalists were selected from a pool of nearly 50 applicants. “We are thrilled to see another solid year of applicants to the CYL program,” says Jill Harvie, CCA Programs Manager. “CYL is now hitting its five-year milestone since inception and has grown into a well-established and comprehensive program. This year is particularly exciting as we are pleased to invite the 24 semifinalists to take in the new Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 9-11, where they will vie for the 16 mentorship positions. Best of luck to all!”

The 24 semifinalists were selected based on their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The finalists [ ]

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News Release – Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce 2014 semi-finalists

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce 2014 semi-finalists

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