2023 CAA Convention Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, May 19
After Friday, registration rates for our annual national convention, June 8-10, in Saskatoon will increase. Register early to save money and help us with our planning.
Visit www.cdnangus.ca/national-convention for more details about activities and tour stops, including visits to The Berry Barn, Black Fox Distillery, Crossmount Cider Company, the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence, and cattle and equipment displays at Norheim Ranching.
Voting Cards at the CAA AGM
The CAA AGM begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10. Voting cards will be available for pick up between 7:30–9:00 a.m. Please note that there is one voting card per membership and that voting cards will not be given to any member who is not in good standing. Please ensure your account is paid in full by May 31 to ensure voting privileges.
Victoria Day Office Closure
Please note that the Canadian Angus Association office will be closed at noon on Friday, May 19 and all day Monday, May 22 for the Victoria Day holiday.
Introducing CAA Summer Intern Sarah MacDonald
Sarah MacDonald is joining the CAA staff team this summer, working remotely from BC. Watch for her at various events throughout the summer.
Sarah originally hails from a commercial Angus-influenced cow/calf operation in British Columbia and has been in the Prairie provinces pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness since 2019. She was an avid beef 4-H member and now volunteers with the program. Sarah’s involvement in the Angus industry grew during her terms as President of the BC Junior Angus Association and Canadian Junior Angus Director for BC and Secretary. Her passion for the cattle industry and advancement of the Angus breed has her excited to join the CAA team this summer!
Introducing CAA Summer Intern Ellie Stauffer
Ellie Stauffer is joining the CAA staff team this summer, working from Angus Central. Watch for her at various events throughout the summer.
Ellie grew up on a purebred Black Angus ranch in Southern Alberta and is still actively raising her own herd of Angus cattle. She is currently a student at the University of Saskatchewan majoring in agribusiness, and is very excited to spend her summer working for the Association. Eager to learn and to be involved in a different perspective of the Angus industry, Ellie hopes to help promote the opportunities of the breed and make connections with more members along the way.
Male Fertility Research Project
We continue to accept semen test results for our male fertility research project. Thank you to everyone who has submitted results. If you have not yet contributed and would like to participate, please take a moment to forward your semen test sheets to [email protected].
Click here for more information about the project.
Click here to download the spreadsheet that can be completed by you/your vet.
Junior Exchange Program
Apply by May 31 for an opportunity to represent Canadian Junior Angus in the United States. Visit www.cdnangus.ca/foundation/scholarships-bursaries-and-awards for details and to apply.
Mark your calendar for Showdown 2023 in Swift Current, SK July 20-22. For more information and registration details, visit our website. Note: June 1 is the entry deadline.
Showdown Travel and Trucking Bursaries are available. Visit www.cdnangus.ca/foundation/scholarships-bursaries-and-awards for details and to apply.
June 15 CJA Scholarship Deadline
Canadian Junior Angus awards three scholarships annually in the amounts of $3,000; $2,000; and $1,500. The application deadline is June 15. Visit the website to apply.
Canadian Angus Foundation
Building the Legacy 11, the Canadian Angus Foundation annual fundraiser, will run June 10 in Saskatoon, SK and online at DLMS.ca. Catalogues are being mailed to CAA members the week of May 15. You can view the catalogue online while you wait for yours to arrive.
Regional Association News
Convention 2023 in Saskatoon
The Saskatchewan Angus Association welcomes everyone who is joining us in Saskatoon June 8-10 for Convention 2023! It’s not too late if you have not yet registered: visit the website and register now.
Saskatchewan Angus Summer Tour
Save the dates: August 9 & 10
The Saskatchewan Angus Summer Tour is coming to east-central Saskatchewan. Watch for more details coming soon.
In conjunction with the tour, CAA presents the 1st Annual Verified Angus Barbecue Competition! CAA members with Verified Angus beef products are invited to apply to be one of the six teams competing at the tour.
Address change reminder:
SAA no longer has an office in Regina. Continue to contact Belinda Wagner, General Manager via email at [email protected] or by phone or text 306-537-1518. Our mailing address is now c/o the CAA office, 292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd., Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2.
Note: Alberta Angus Association contact information has changed
For administration, contact Belinda Wagner
Alberta Angus Association c/o Canadian Angus Association
292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd
Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2
Canadian Beef Industry Conference Registration Now Open
The Canadian Beef Industry Conference returns to Calgary, Alberta August 14-17. Early bird registration is now available until July 15. Visit https://canadianbeefindustryconference.com for details and to register.
BIF 2023 Symposium
The theme of this year’s BIF symposium focuses on practical ways to make selection decisions, and genetic improvement in general, more precise and better tailored to your environment and market. The Symposium program encompasses the most recent advances in tools and technology, with a strong focus on practical application. The four-day Symposium will include world-renowned Canadian hospitality, producer recognition awards, a tour of the Technology Access Centre and new meat-processing teaching facility at Olds College, a showcase of data-integrated beef production value chain, and most notably, nine scientific sessions that discuss the state of the art with regard to genetic improvement.
Advancements in Genomics and Genetic Prediction, chaired by Dr. Warren Snelling, US Meat Animal Research Center – Wednesday, July 5
This session will feature discussions surrounding current genetic evaluations and prediction developments. Dr. Steve Miller, University of New England, will talk to us about current advances in genetic selection with a strong influence of observations from Australia. Dr. John Basarab, University of Alberta, will continue the session by addressing non-additive genetics. Dr. Basarab will discuss studies that measure the impact of genomically assessed heterosis on fertility, stayability, cow lifetime productivity, health resilience and GHG emissions. Dr. Snelling will present the premise and approach for rewarding high-quality data recording with higher EPD accuracies. To end the session, Dr. Kajal Devani, Canadian Angus Assoc. will update us on a newly developed genetic evaluation for high immune response and cow longevity.
For more information about BIF 2023, including registration, schedule and tour details, visit the BIF website.