Canadian Angus Association

Success Partners

Rancher Endorsed Program

The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program is a certification for packing plants, retail, producers, and consumers who wanted a method to genetically identify Canadian Angus beef products.

This certification combines the need for transparency around where food come from as well as a sign of the highest quality. The certification guarantees that the beef used in beef products bearing this endorsement label come from beef cattle with 50 percent or more Angus genetics.

Genetic Supplier Partners

Who do you call when a breeder from Prince Edward Island wants to use a bull from Alberta? Genetic Suppliers. By helping breeders achieve their desired results for genetics and profitability, Canadian Angus genetic supplier partners pave new pathways for all members.

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Alta Genetics

We’re more than an ordinary genetics company.
We go the extra mile to understand your farm’s current needs and future goals. We customize and implement genetic and reproductive programs to optimize your herd’s performance and improve your farm’s profitability.

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Bow Valley Genetics

Bow Valley Genetics offers complete embryo collection and transfer services on farm or at our donor centre. We provide owners use semen collection at our facility, At the bull stud we produce export qualified semen, in our new industry leading facility.

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Canadian Sires

Canadian Sires showcases a select group of the most exciting herd sires in North America. Many of the sires that are highlighted will have semen available. The Sires that are selected are carefully picked as they highlight some of the most consistent and predictable pedigrees within each breed. We have seen every sire and their dam as well as analyzed the pedigrees to ensure that the guess work has been taken out your breeding decisions. Feel free to contact us at Bohrson Marketing or the owners of the Sires about purchasing semen or offspring.

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Genex

GENEX offers high-quality semen from profitable sires along with a customized approach to genetic and reproductive programs. GENEX is your partner in improving farm profits by getting more cows pregnant and more genetically-superior calves on the ground.

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Semex Beef

WE CREATE VALUE BY...Developing and delivering innovative genetic solutions, Leveraging strategic planning, Cultivating global leadership and partnerships with an unwavering commitment to success.

Semex is owned by three well-established Canadian A.I. organizations - WestGen, EastGen and CIAQ. Started by farmers and still owned by farmers, Semex is the fastest growing company in today's genetic solution market.

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WestGen

WestGen is a farmer owned and directed group of companies that increases performance and profitability for dairy and beef farmers across Western Canada by providing best in class genetics and reproduction solutions as well as access to experts in a range of specialties.

Canadian Angus Tag Program Partners

Angus genetics are in demand, and our Canadian Angus Tag Program partners know how to help meet that demand. From RFID indicators to applicators to branding, these companies will make sure that your herd stands out from the rest.

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Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ)

Agri-Traçabilité Québec is a world leader recognized for the development, implementation and management of traceability systems adapted to the needs of various sectors. Its team, recognized for its professionalism and integrity, is constantly innovating in order to increase added value for producers and the overall industry while contributing to food safety for the benefit of consumers.

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Allflex

Allflex is the world leader in design, technology, manufacturing and delivery of animal identification for traceability systems across all production. We bring cutting-edge, practical applications of visual, electronic and radio frequency animal identification technology to livestock industries across the world, contributing to a safer global food supply.

We have a global network of experts and more than 50 years of experience in animal identification. Allflex has manufacturing and technology subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and China and our products are distributed in 80 countries.

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Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA)

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is an industry-initiated and led, not-for-profit organization incorporated to establish a national livestock identification program to support efficient trace back and containment of serious animal health and food safety concerns in the Canadian livestock industry.

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Datamars

We believe information is the way to a better, more sustainable world. At our core, we are a technology company. With a proud 30 year history in asset identification we have carefully expanded our capabilities and product offerings to build on this strength and help our customers realise greater value.

We are dedicated to encouraging the use of data to help our customers make more sense of what they do and find better ways of doing it. Why? So they can make better, more profitable decisions, reduce their impact on the environment and advance their quality of life.

Health Partners

The wellbeing of your herd is paramount to your operation, and none are more aware of this than our health partners. By providing you with the tools, knowledge and professional experience to achieve a healthy herd, they help ensure the subsequent success of your operation as a whole.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Since our arrival in Canada in 1972 we have played a varied and integral role in the health of Canadians. We are committed to finding medical breakthroughs and investing in research, development and medicine for therapies which fulfill unmet medical needs.

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Masterfeeds

Masterfeeds offers bulk and bag feeds, supplements, blocks and minerals, premixes, organic feeds, ration balancing, in-barn assessments as well as many specialty and back yard animal feeds through our 340+ strong dealer network and their staff, Masterfeeds Account Managers and committed Sales Staff across Canada.

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Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.

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Neogen

Founded in 1982, Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) now operates out of multiple U.S. and international locations, and has a worldwide presence. Neogen develops, manufactures and markets a diverse line of products dedicated to food and animal safety.

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Zoetis

Building on 60 years of experience, Zoetis delivers quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostics products and genetics tests and supported by a range of services. We strive to provide veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners the support with the resources they need to succeed.

Data and Research Partners

From academia to out in the field and in the lab, our data and research partners have proven why consistent innovation is the key to scientific and economic success. By nurturing relationships with organizations such as Lakeland College, the Maritime Beef Test Station and TrustBIX, the Canadian Angus Association will continue to strive for industry-leading advancements that will positively affect your bottom line.

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AbacusBio

AbacusBio is a highly respected science and technology firm operating from offices in Dunedin and Rotorua New Zealand, and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. AbacusBio’s extensive knowledge base, unique intellectual property and global networks, facilitate the group’s science professionals to convert science and technology expertise into commercial outcomes.

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AgSights

AgSights began in 1993 so we bring lots of experience to the table. We are dedicated to making data capture along the food supply chain as easy as possible using innovative techniques and adding value by providing linkages and analysis. We are different than most service providers because, as a cooperative, our clients own the company.

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AngusCONNECT

AngusCONNECT is a new initiative by the Canadian Angus Association to provide opportunity for commercial producers to showcase the value of their calves through the Angus bulls they have purchased by showcasing the genetic merit of the animals. In similar fashion to Angus Link and Top Dollar programs in the US, this is a program to CONNECT commercial calf producers with potential buyers and provide some insight into the genetic potential of their calves.

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Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI)

Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the American Angus Association. AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology.
AGI developed genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) for the Angus breed that are updated on a weekly basis. AGI also conducts research and develops new science and technology to benefit the entire beef business.

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Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC)

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s national industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research. The BCRC is funded through a portion of a producer-paid national levy as well as government and industry funding, and is directed by a committee of beef producers from across the country.

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Canadian Angus Foundation

One of the important pieces of history for the Canadian Angus Association was the development of the Canadian Angus Foundation. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993. The Foundation is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. The main functions of the Foundation are to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical preservation.

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Lakeland College

Complementing the economic strengths of Alberta, Lakeland College's programming seeks to meet the needs of learners, communities, business and industry in its service region. Programming includes agricultural and environmental sciences, apprenticeship and industry training, energy, fire and emergency services training, wellness and human services, business and university transfer. The college also designs and delivers programs to meet specific learner, community and industry needs through continuing education and corporate training.

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Livestock Gentec

Livestock Gentec is an Alberta Innovates Centre based at the University of Alberta. It was created in 2010 to bring the commercial benefits of genomics to the Canadian livestock industry.

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Maritime Beef Test Station

The Maritime Beef Test Station has been in operation for over 45 years, providing breeders an opportunity to have bulls and heifers in a program that stresses a total performance. This approach, not only measures gain on-test, but also reports on indicators of reproduction and carcass evaluation.

The Maritime Beef Test Station is a breeder owned co-operative. A Board of Directors consists of representatives from different member breeds, Government representatives from all three Maritime provinces and a representative from each Cattlemen’s Association.

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Olds College

Everything we do at Olds College is done to advance all aspects of the agriculture industry. By transforming the agriculture industry, we will make the world a better place. All of our programs and actions align to our social purpose. It is the why behind everything we do.

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Sollio Agriculture

At Sollio Agriculture, we’ve come together to create a modern organization at the vanguard of agricultural expertise and technology. We are a group created by and for agricultural producers, one designed to ensure the prosperity of both their families and their communities.

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Top Dollar Angus

Genetic verification of cattle is an idea whose time has come. Our team strives to enhance the cattle buying process by providing value-based, genetic analytics that strongly correlate to risk reduction. The precision that genetic verification adds helps fine tune profitability estimates creating opportunities to seek out more valuable cattle. Top Dollar assures cattle feeders they are buying the very best in Angus & Red Angus influenced genetics.

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TrustBIX

The mission of TrustBIX is to address consumer demands and become the most trusted and largest source of third-party food traceability and sustainability information globally – Gate to Plate®.
TrustBIX plans to deliver on this mission through a combination of cloud platform software and distributed ledger technologies.

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University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is expected to achieve focused outcomes that support and encourage engagement, economic, social, and cultural prosperity, and are valuable to all Albertans.

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University of Saskatchewan

At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities. Driven by prairie spirit, we make life better for the people of Saskatchewan and the world.

Marketing Partners

The relationship between the producer and the public is as vital as ever, and it is important that both are aware of all available marketing options. This is where Canadian Angus marketing partners come in: whether you want to sell grass-fed or hormone- and antibiotic-free beef or want to sell beef direct to your local grocery store, numerous options are available to help you make the most of your hard work.

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Angus World Magazine

We put the Angus World in your hands.

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Bohrson Marketing

Bohrson Marketing specializes in a wide variety of services to assist cattleman in promoting their program and taking it to the next level. We pride ourselves on offering a full commitment to our customers, and we make the time to assist them with any of their marketing needs. Whether it is sales marketing, catalog design or brochure/print ads, we are a broad based company that can suit your needs.

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Canadian Cattlemen Magazine

These days, some of the most interesting and revolutionary thinking in agriculture is found in the cattle business. Canadian Cattlemen magazine has been the place to learn about it all for more than 75 years. Published 12 times per year.

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Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society (CRAPS)

The Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society was formed in September 1972 by a group of 12 like-minded Red Angus beef cattle breeders from Alberta and Saskatchewan. Together, they formed a society to specifically promote the Red color of the Angus breed. Today a membership of 275 beef breeders across Canada are represented by this national society. We work together with the Canadian Angus Association and other breed associations in Canada.

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Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a collaborative multi-stakeholder community devoted to advancing sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. Its membership includes organizations across the beef value chain and beyond; farmer/rancher associations, academic institutions, processor and processor associations, food and agriculture businesses, non-governmental associations (animal care and environmental organizations), retail and foodservice companies as well as governments and observers.

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Castlerock Marketing

Our mandate is really quite simple! Provide a worthwhile service to our customers and the industry while maintaining the ethics and integrity that is a must in any business. Your investment into our services becomes a relationship which we are available and accountable to you the customer.

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Digital Livestock Marketing Systems (DLMS)

DLMS is Direct Livestock Marketing Services. DLMS works closely with markets and representatives from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, with the ability to bring together buyers and seller from across North America.

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Livestock Markets Assocation of Canada (LMAC)

Forty years ago, on May 18, 1979, in Winnipeg, a group of forward thinking auction market owners decided to form a national organization. Today, the Livestock Markets Association of Canada still represents the majority of the livestock auctions across Canada.

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OBI Livestock Ltd.

OBI Livestock Ltd. is a sales management company run by Mark Holowaychuk for marketing & promoting the Canadian Beef Industry.

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T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Accomplished In Every Facet Of Livestock Promotion And Marketing.

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The Electronic Auction Market (TEAM)

TEAM - The Electronic Auction Market is an online, interactive marketplace that brings cattle buyers and sellers together through the power of the Internet. TEAM is a real-time cattle auction with multiple sales weekly.

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Today's Angus Advantage

A Canadian magazine published five times per year, catering to everything Angus.

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Transcon Livestock Corp.

Since 1967, Transcon Livestock has been professionally managing registered cattle sales. We are a marketing firm that only offer "Complete Sale Management".

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Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)

Canada's beef cattle producers take great pride in their animals, their operations, the environment and the product they raise. The Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program enables certified beef cattle operations to prove to consumers and retailers that the operation adheres to the highest standards for food safety, animal care and environmental stewardship.

Angus Brand Partners

Canadian Angus brand partners know the value of the breed, which is why they have created specific programs to promote it. From local processors to international organizations, these partners understand the potential that Angus offers and have the tools to help you hit your target.

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Artisan Farms

OUR MISSION: To bring ONLY the Healthiest, naturally raised beef from local farmers to your table.

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Atlantic Beef Products

Atlantic Beef Products is a state of the art facility with leading edge processing resulting in superior beef products.

A wholesome supply of responsibly raised cattle. Exacting handling, processing and distribution requirements. A wide range of grades and cuts. These factors add up to outstanding, exceptional quality beef.

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Benchmark Angus

Benchmark Angus is a third generation ranch that has been striving to breed Angus cattle that will meet the needs of the commercial cattleman since 1960. Stanley Munton, with son Douglas, started raising purebred Angus cattle in 1960 and Doug and son Michael now carry the torch. In 2000, Doug and Mike purchased the Morton Ranch, west of Warner, on the Milk River Ridge. The ranch, comprised of over 8,000 acres, is true cattle country.

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Beretta Farms

When we think about food, simply feeding people isn’t enough. At Beretta, we believe in sharing what matters with the people that matter the most – you. Providing a more wholesome alternative to Canadian families is why we started this business more than 25 years ago. Proudly offering proteins that are raised without the use of antibiotics on Canadian family farms that we know and trust, we invite you to join us on our ‘good food’ journey and to feel good about what you’re sharing at your dinner table.

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Canada Beef

Each and every day, Canadian beef is produced and delivered with pride and tradition. As exceptional as the land on which it is raised, Canadian beef is excellence without compromise. We will do what is right.

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Cantriex Authentic Angus

Founded in 1984, Cantriex Livestock is a multi-faceted livestock marketing company that provides its services to both the international and domestic marketplace. We are a multi-faceted company working with large ranches looking to liquidate their herd, small farmers looking to fill a pasture, and even corporations looking for market advice to branded beef companies.

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Cargill

Cargill creates connections across the global food system to help the world thrive. We link farmers to markets, customers with sustainable nutrition solutions, and nourish the world.

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JBS

For more than 60 years, JBS has provided customers around the world with a wide variety of top-quality fresh, further processed and value-added products. At JBS Canada, we embrace the responsibility in being a respected and trusted food company in Canada. Each and every day our team of more than 2,600 individuals takes ownership of daily tasks, creating hand-crafted products with unmatched quality.

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Certified Angus Beef (CAB)

Angus is a breed, not a brand, and there's only one Certified Angus Beef ® brand. To earn the logo, the very best of all Angus beef must meet 10 exacting standards, making it more selective than USDA Choice and Prime.

The brand’s standards were established when a group of farmers got together in the 1970s and said collectively, “We can do better. We can produce beef that’s extremely tender, juicier and always packed with flavor.” The brand’s standards have become the true mark of quality.

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McDonald's Canada

McDonald’s Canada is proud to be one of the world’s leading food service retailers. From coast to coast, we serve delicious choices to more than 2.5 million people in over 1,400 locations every day. We’re also more than just your local restaurant. We’re hardworking small-business men and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities we live and work in.

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Harmony Beef

Harmony. It’s in our name and in our values. Every decision we make, every action we take is true to our highest goals. We’ve taken all we’ve learned over four decades in this business to create the beef industry’s most modern, state-of-the-art processing and fabrication facility. Because we are dedicated to producing superior beef, we’ve developed advanced and innovative approaches to harvest, fabrication, animal welfare and sustainability.

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St. Helen's Meat Packers Limited

Located in the historical Stockyard district of Toronto, St. Helen’s is one of the largest family owned and operated federal meat establishments in Canada. Our roots date back to the early 1950’s with a small butcher shop focused on servicing local markets with the finest beef, veal, lamb, and poultry products. Our philosophy is based on building strong relationships with our partners, continuous re-investment in our facilities, and most importantly providing safe quality products for our customers. At St. Helen’s we are vertically integrated; from sourcing livestock from our associated feedlots to distributing our products with our own fleet. Servicing both domestic and international markets we have not lost sight of the core values and traditions from which St. Helen’s was founded.St. Helen’s, We are proud of our reputation as “The Sign of Quality!”

Further Partners

Not everything is easy, and that’s when it’s time to consult an expert. Whether you’re in need of some financial advice, assistance in setting up a sustainably conscious operation, or want to encourage your children to become active in agriculture, our further partners will help you do just that: go further.

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4-H Canada

For more than 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in the country.

We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities.

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Alberta Beef Producers

Alberta is cattle country. For the more than 18,000 beef cattle producers who are stewards of the industry in this province, one organization represents their collective interests — the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). From family ranches and farms, passed down through generations, to new, state-of-the-art feeding and breeding operations, Alberta's producers are a proud reflection of their industry. Run by producers for producers, it is dedicated to maintaining a truly sustainable, competitive industry for the benefit of all society.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO)

BMO is a leading bank driven by a single purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good, in Business and Life. Every day, we continue to set our sights higher, inspired by our Purpose and energized by the opportunity to create positive change for the customers and communities we serve.

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Do More Agriculture Foundation

We envision a culture in Agriculture where all producers are encouraged, empowered and supported to take care of their mental well being.

Do More Ag is helping to realize this culture in agriculture by creating awareness about mental health and breaking the stigma that currently exists while building a community of support and resources for those impacted and affected. We will help all producers realize they are not alone and they have an entire industry behind them.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada

Our mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.

These habitats benefit other wildlife, people and our environment. We partner with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to get our work done so we can connect people to nature and make a healthier world for future generations.

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Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender.

We live and breathe Canadian agriculture, agribusiness and food. We support, strengthen and celebrate the industry, and we're proud of it.

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more information.