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CYL at Denver Stock Show

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


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 [ ]

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Five Nations Beef Alliance by Kim McCaw

CYL Participants at the FNBA Conference in Banff (Sheldon Kyle, Kim McCaw, Jake Meyer)FNBA at Douglas Lake RanchFNBA in the RockiesFNBA at Douglas Lake Ranch

FNBA Young Ranchers GroupFNBA in the Rockies

2012 Mentee Kim McCaw wrote an excellent summary of her experience as part of the Young Ranchers Program at the Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference hosted by Canada in September. She describes the interesting tours and excellent networking opportunities that the conference provided its participants. For the full article see the Ontario Beef Magazine December 2012 edition or visit:

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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!

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