Canadian Angus Association

Membership Registration

Membership is community.

In addition to being part of the largest beef breed in Canada, membership in the Canadian Angus Association provides you with rights, privileges and access to information to assist you in superior breed development to help ensure your success in the purebred business.

Making more time for yourself, your family and running your business means that you have to be your most efficient self. This requires the power you get from a community. Let’s all be more efficient together. This is the power of membership, organization and community.

In addition to being part of the largest beef breed in Canada, membership in the Canadian Angus Association provides you with rights and privileges and access to information to assist you in superior breed development to help ensure your success in the purebred business.

The benefits of membership include:

Keep up on innovations

The ability to register Angus cattle for greater value potential

Join a supportive community

Get greater value from the work you put into your cattle

Support the next generation of Angus producers

Part of a stronger voice

Stay in touch with industry and consumer trends

Be an integral part of ground-breaking new research

Members in good standing are eligible to vote and serve on the Board of Directors

Registered animals may compete in Canadian Angus Association Gold Shows and vie for the annual Show Female of the Year and Show Bull of the Year awards

Eligible to participate in the Canadian Angus Performance Program to receive Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

Eligible to request pedigree extracts for sale catalogues, which may be posted on the Canadian Angus Association website

Members can receive enhanced web access through the Authorized Users section of the Canadian Angus Association website

If you have a valid email address on file, the monthly e-newsletter will be sent to you, keeping you informed about deadlines, news, policy changes and Association events

Field staff represent Canadian Angus Association members at sales and industry events across Canada

Membership in your provincial Angus association is included

Increased marketing opportunities through the Canadian Angus Indicator Program

Applying for Membership


Individual, Partnership or Company

You may join the Association and have your membership issued in your individual name, in the name of a partnership, or the name under which you operate your business.

When you apply for a membership, you should clearly indicate the name in which the membership is to be issued.  If registrations are to be issued in the name of the individual person, the membership should be in the name of the individual; if they are to be issued in the name of a farm or ranch, the membership should be in the exact name of the farm or ranch; if they are to be issued in the name of the partnership, the membership should be in the exact name of the partnership; if they are to be issued in the name of a company, then the membership should be in the exact name of the company.

If two of more members of the Canadian Angus Association wish to own cattle jointly, they are required to take out a partnership membership. The partnership would thus be shown as the owner of the animal(s) on the registration certificate. Registered tattoo letters are required to register calves in the name of a partnership.

Associate (Commercial Producer) Membership

Associate members are producers who have had a purebred animal transferred into their name, but do not register breeding stock. By owning a registered Angus animal, Associate members qualify to purchase Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tags, which visually and electronically identify Angus influence cattle.

Associate members do not need to apply for membership; membership is automatically granted when the animal is transferred. Associate members are able to transfer animals through the Association and are subject to the same rules and regulations as members.

Non-Resident Membership

Non-Resident membership is available to individual residents outside of Canada. Non-resident members are not able to hold office and are not eligible to vote.

Junior Membership

Junior memberships are available to individuals who are 21 years of age or younger. Junior members have the same rights and privileges as members, but do not have the right to hold office in the Association. A Junior membership application must include the birth date of the junior member making the application.

Young Breeder Membership

A special membership rate is available to Young Angus breeders who are between the ages of 22-31. A date of birth is required on file for these members to receive the special membership rate.

Life Memberships

Life memberships were available for purchase by individuals prior to July 1, 1980. They are non-transferable and are no longer available. Life members are entitled to vote and hold office in the Association. An annual activity fee is charged to life members who are active breeders and wish to conduct transactions such as registering and transferring cattle.


Annual Membership

$133.33

Annual Membership: Young Breeders (aged 22-31)

$75.00

Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) Membership

$25.00

Annual Activity Fee (for life members only)

$75.00