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By Jolene | Published July 15, 2013
In July, several CYLs attended the International Livestock Congress held in Calgary on July 10th and many also volunteered with the Calgary Stampede Cattle Trail exhibit – an interactive and engaging presentation on the beef cattle industry. A few of the participants shared their experience:
Daniel Doerksen from Gem, AB attended ILC:
ILC was an informative conference with knowledgeable speakers from different areas of the ag industry. There was a very positive outlook for the future of agriculture with China’s middle class growing to 400 million people and global food demand rising by 1.5%. This could open up more opportunity for the Canadian cattle industry. A big highlight for me was hearing Lee Leachman talk about their cattle operation and how they are using BIO Track to improve profitability on their ranch. Since my mentor is the General Manager of BIO (Mike McMorris) it was really great to here from someone who is [ … ]
By Jolene | Published February 13, 2013
A write up on CYL’s recent trip to the NorthWest Stock Show in January was featured as a part of CCA’s Action News.
The link to the Action News is http://www.cattle.ca/action-news/2013/02-11-13.html
CYL participants benefit from learning opportunities at ILC USA
Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) participants attended the International Livestock Congress USA in Denver recently and took in a number of presentations supporting the event’s theme, Feeding the World II – Meeting the Challenge.
The ability of the beef industry to meet the challenge of feeding a burgeoning global population was the topic du jour and presentations on topics such as sustainability and traceability scored high marks with CYL participant Amy Mayner.
“It is inspirational to see so many speakers, producers and industry representatives with such a passion for improving the cattle industry both domestically and internationally. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to observe this firsthand,” Mayner said.
During the action-packed trip six CYL participants and a [ … ]