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Beef Value Chain Round Table by Katie Wood

2012 CYL Mentee Katie Wood from Ontario had the opportunity to attend the Beef Value Chain Round Table in Ottawa along with fellow mentee Erika Strande from British Columbia. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

I had the opportunity to attend the Beef Value Chain Round Table meeting in Ottawa on Oct 2nd and 3rd, 2012. The meeting provides a platform for all  stakeholders in the industry to meet and discuss issues, challenges and opportunities for the industry as a whole. Representatives from government (both provincial and federal), industry representative groups like the Canadian Cattleman’s Association and National Cattle Feeders Association, research groups like BCRC and Livestock Gentec as well as large industry like Cargil and XL Foods and more, were all are represented at the roundtable. This roundtable came at a pertinent time as the XL Beef recall was in full swing and receiving heaps [ ]

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CYL Judging Legends of the Fall at Farm Fair

 

Allison Porter (CYL 2011) and Ryan Hurlburt (CYL 2012) were asked to be part of the panel of judges at the Legends of the Fall Show at Farm Fair International this year. A panel of six judges evaluated the calendar year calves – three judges for the bulls and three for the heifers. Allison and Ryan judged beside other established seedstock producers as well as an international judge from Australia.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Fall Forum a Success

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Fall Forum a Success 11-2-2012

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2012 Fall Forum and Tour of Southern Alberta

On October 18, 2012, CYL Mentees gathered at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) office in Calgary to here from some of the leaders in the beef industry. The CYL Mentees were also joined by representatives from the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency (ALMA) and the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association. That morning,

participants heard from Rob McNabb (General Manager of the CCA), Gordon Cove (ALMA), Reynold Bergen (Beef Cattle Research Council), Cindy Delaloye (Canadian Beef Grading Agency), Annemarie Pederson (Canada Beef Inc.) and Brian Perrilat (Canfax). Then we were off to see the Cargill Meat Solutions Plant in High River. Once our tour of the plant was finished we were joined by the General Manager of the High River plant, Scott Entz, and the General Manager of the Spruce Grove plant, Tim Hardman. Many of the participants of the forum agreed that this stop was a highlight!

The next day saw our tour [ ]

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June 16, 2011 – CYL Reps speak at ALMA Future Fare, Canadian Embassy in D.C.

News Release June 16, 2011

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