2022 Schedule

*Please note: Schedule is subject to change

Monday, August 15, 2022
Farm Tour

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM Let’s See B.C. hosted by BCCA (extra ticket) – For full tour, details CLICK HERE  
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Selections – CLOSED TBD

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
INDUSTRY MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS & OPENING RECEPTION

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Selections – CLOSED
Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program semi-finalists from across Canada will compete for one of 16 spots in the upcoming program year. Established in 2010 under the Canadian Cattle Association, the CYL Program provides young people ages 18-35 with industry specific training and mentorship opportunities.
Salon C
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency AGM
Salon B
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) AGM
CLICK HERE for the 2022 CRSB AGM Agenda
Salon A
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CCA ENVIRONMENT
CCA’s Environment Committee encourages environmentally sustainable production practices, appropriate government regulations/policy in the environmental field and communicating to the public that producers are responsible custodians of the natural resources they manage. Another fundamental responsibility includes activities related to awarding and promoting The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA).
Room 1-3
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch  

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC) AGM
The Young Cattlemen’s Council is a youth subsidiary of the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) and welcomes beef enthusiast from across Canada between the ages of 18-40. The vision of the Young Cattlemen’s Council is to cultivate youthful leadership by exposing YCC delegates to industry policy development, while giving them opportunities to gain experience and bring fresh ideas to the CCA and Canadian beef cattle industry. The council is made up of seven provincial representative delegates and three-member at large delegates.


South of the Border: Perspectives from Young US Beef Producers and Leaders

Hear from the next generation of beef producers in the United States as they share their personal experiences and stories about their operations, challenges, opportunities, and hope for the future. Build lasting relationships, make important connections, and learn from young leaders in the Canadian and American beef industry.  

Salon C
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CCA FOOD POLICY
The Food Policy Committee ensures federal food policy supports Canadian beef as a nutritious, safe, and sustainable food choice for Canadian consumers. Topics for discussion in 2022 include food labelling, federal and international food policy initiatives and alternative proteins.

 Room 1-3
  #1 RECONNECT TODAY INVEST IN TOMORROW
INDUSTRY PANELS
Ballroom 1
3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Where are the 2030 Goals at?

The 2030 Goals were launched in 2020 and time is quickly passing with only 8 years left. The Canadian Beef Advisors have set up Goal Working Groups to ensure that progress is made. Come listen to our Goal Working Group leads as they outline progress made to date, as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead. Key milestones have been identified and focus is being put towards achieving these
ambitious goals by all the national organizations.

Featuring:

  • GHG and Carbon Sequestration – Brenna Grant, Manager, CanFax
  • Land Use, Biodiversity and Water – Larry Thomas, Manager – Environment and Sustainability, CCA
  • Animal Health and Welfare – Reynold Bergen, Ph.D., Science Director, BCRC
  • People Health and Safety – Monica Hadarits, Executive Director, CRSB
  • Beef Quality and Food Safety – Cassidy Klima, Technical Director, BCRC
  • Technology – Dennis Laycraft, Executive VP, CCA
  • Moderator: Anne Wasko, Marketing Analyst, Gateway Livestock Exchange
Ballroom 1
4:00 PM 5:00 PM

The ABC’s of Trust Attitude, Beef and the Consumer presented by CARGILL

  • Andrea White – Director, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations, CRSB
  • Clay Holmes – National Accounts, Intercity Packers Meat and Seafood
  • Stephen Clark – Executive Chef, Chop Steakhouse and Bar
  • Michael Kondrath, Senior Sustainability Manager, Cargill Protein North America
  • Moderator: Crystal Mackay, Loft32 and Chair, CRSB Communications and Marketing Committee
 Ballroom 1
4:00 PM TRADESHOW OPENS North Lobby
4:30 PM 6:30 PM Happy Hour presented by MNP  
6:30 PM 9:00 PM Opening Reception presented by MNP Ballroom 1 and
Trade Show
 

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders 2021 Graduation Ceremony

Highlights from the class of 2021: CYL’s will be recognizes for their excellence in leadership within the beef industry

 
9:00 11:00 PM Hospitality Suite (Invitation Only) Bufflehead Café
Penticton Lakeside

Resort

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
PRELIMINARY AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS, BANQUET AND AWARDS CEREMONY

7:30 AM 8:15 AM WELCOME TO DAY 2!  
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Canada/US Roundtable – CLOSED Room 6/7
8:15 AM 8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS Ballroom 1
8:30 AM 9:30 AM #3 RECONNECT TODAY INVESTING IN TOMORROW
KEYNOTE
Ballroom
 

DR. JODY CARRINGTON PRESENTED BY UFA

Back to the Basics of Rural Life: The Answer to this Disconnected Sh*tshow

We have never been this disconnected, in the history of our world, than we are in this moment. Turns out, the answer to the burnout and mental health crisis we are experiencing across this globe is something those of us with rural roots have always known: we were never meant to do this alone. Join us for a heart-wrenching and heart-warming talk where we will get back to the basics of genuine connection as the calm to
all the chaos.
 
9:30 AM 10:30 AM TRADESHOW OPENS AND BREAK  
10:30 AM 12:00 PM #4 RECONNECT TODAY INVESTING IN TOMORROW PANEL Ballroom 1
 

Thinking Outside the Pasture PRESENTED BY FCC

To reflect and showcase entrepreneurs who found a way to differentiate their operation and make an impact

Featuring:

  • Curt de Dood, Sunninghill Holsteins & Farmer John’s Market and McHale Equipment
  • Dean Casorso, McIntyre Creek Cannabis
  • Miranda Halladay, Elephant Island Winery
  • Moderator – Curtis Grainger, Director, Lending Products and Sustainability Programs, FCC
 
12:00 1:30 PM LUNCH AND TRADE SHOW  
1:30 PM 2:15 PM

BOVINNOVATION 1.0 Going Green with Implants The Economic and Environmental
Benefits of Implanted Calves

Increasing efficiency means less land and water used and less GHG emitted over lifetime of an animal while delivering the same quality product. This session will cover the practice of implanting pre- and post- weaned calves and the environmental, and economic, benefits it could have on your operation.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Kim Ominski, Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Betty Green, G7 Ranch LTD.
Salon A

Carbon Credit Opportunities for Beef Cattle PRESENTED BY TELUS AGRICULTURE

This will highlight available carbon credit programs for beef cattle, with primary emphasis on the Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fed Cattle Offset Protocol which to date has identified over 125k tonnes of CO2e offsets from feedlots in Alberta. 

Featuring:

  • Dr. Adam Shrek, Consultant, Feedlot Health by TELUS Agriculture
Salon B

B&B Not a Bed and Breakfast BUT Biogas and Beef
Do you have a big steaming pile of manure in your yard?   Learn how to turn it into renewable energy, improve it’s nutrient value, and make it easier to handle, in only 75 easy steps.  In all seriousness, biogas is becoming an emerging market for Canadian farms and Canada’s Beef industry can be an integral part of it. If done right it can improve your farming operation across all sectors, if done poorly it can compound many existing problems. Learn about how to do it right and avoid the traps. 

Featuring:

  • Nicholas Hendry, P.Eng President, Stonecrest Engineering and Rural Green Energy
Salon C
2:15 PM 2:30 PM BREAK  
2:30 PM 3:15 PM

BOVINNOVATION 2.0 Rangeland Recovery

When mother nature strikes out, she can hit hard. During a serious weather event it you do everything you can to keep your head above water but what about when the dust finally settles? This session will cover pasture management and rangeland recovery strategies when bouncing back from serious weather events like fire and drought.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Bart Lardner, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Jeff Braisher, Kingsclere Ranch Ltd

Is the Sky Falling? Learn More About Consumers’ Relationship with Beef & Nutrition

With the negative hype you see and hear about beef when it comes to human health and wellness, we feel like beef is the unloved child at the protein table.
Is it true? Is the ‘sky falling’? How much and for who? And what are they thinking and consequently doing when it comes to having beef at their table? Talking to Canadian consumers now is the best way to get a finger on the pulse of what is really happening, and what needs to be done.
Canada Beef shares what we learned and what we need to consider to optimize the marketing and communication efforts for this topic.
We have a remarkable beef story. Let’s be sure we tell it right!  

Featuring:

  • Lisa Covens, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Leger

WHOS ON YOUR TEAM?

What do you want out of your farm/ranch? Kickstart your thinking around why you do what you do, who is in control, and who you want on your team. Join Lance to talk about his experience in an interactive discussion about how he has built their operation to succeed.

Featuring:

  • Lance Walker, CEO Walker Group, Walker Farms
  • Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, 2022 Vice-Chair, DVM,MSc, DABVP – Veterinary AgriHealth Services

Salon A


 

 

 

Salon B

 

 

 

 

 


Salon C

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

 
3:30 PM 4:15 PM

BOVINNOVATION 1.0 Going Green with Implants The Economic and Environmental
Benefits of Implanted Calves

Increasing efficiency means less land and water used and less GHG emitted over lifetime of an animal while delivering the same quality product. This session will cover the practice of implanting pre- and post- weaned calves and the environmental, and economic, benefits it could have on your operation.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Kim Ominski, Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Betty Green, G7 Ranch LTD.
Salon A

Carbon Credit Opportunities for Beef Cattle PRESENTED BY TELUS AGRICULTURE

This will highlight available carbon credit programs for beef cattle, with primary emphasis
on the Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fed Cattle Offset Protocol which to date has identified over 125k tonnes of CO2e offsets from feedlots in Alberta. 

Featuring:

  • Dr. Adam Shrek, Consultant, Feedlot Health by TELUS Agriculture
Salon B

B&B Not a Bed and Breakfast BUT Biogas and Beef
Do you have a big steaming pile of manure in your yard?   Learn how to turn it into renewable energy, improve it’s nutrient value, and make it easier to handle, in only 75 easy steps.  In all seriousness, biogas is becoming an emerging market for Canadian farms and Canada’s Beef industry can be an integral part of it. If done right it can improve your farming operation across all sectors, if done poorly it can compound many existing problems. Learn about how to do it right and avoid the traps. 

Featuring: Nicholas Hendry, P.Eng., President, Stonecrest Engineering and Rural Green Energy

Salon C
4:30 PM 5:15 PM

BOVINNOVATION 2.0 Rangeland Recovery

When mother nature strikes out, she can hit hard. During a serious weather event it you do everything you can to keep your head above water but what about when the dust finally settles? This session will cover pasture management and rangeland recovery strategies when bouncing back from serious weather events like fire and drought.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Bart Lardner, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Jeff Braisher, Kingsclere Ranch Ltd

Is the Sky Falling? Learn More About Consumers’ Relationship with Beef & Nutrition PRESENTED BY CANADA BEEF
With the negative hype you see and hear about beef when it comes to human health and wellness, we feel like beef is the unloved child at the protein table.

Is it true? Is the ‘sky falling’? How much and for who? And what are they thinking and consequently doing when it comes to having beef at their table? Talking to Canadian consumers now is the best way to get a finger on the pulse of what is really happening, and what needs to be done.

Canada Beef shares what we learned and what we need to consider to optimize the marketing and communication efforts for this topic.

We have a remarkable beef story. Let’s be sure we tell it right!  

Featuring:

Lisa Covens, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Leger


WHOS ON YOUR TEAM?

What do you want out of your farm/ranch? Kickstart your thinking around why you do what you do, who is in control, and who you want on your team. Join Lance to talk about his experience in an interactive discussion about how he has built their operation to succeed.

Featuring:

  • Lance Walker, CEO Walker Group, Walker Farms
  • Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, 2022 Vice-Chair, DVM,MSc, DABVP – Veterinary AgriHealth Services

Salon A


 

 

 

Salon B

 

 

 

 

 


Salon C

1:30 PM – 5:15 PM

CCA FOREIGN TRADE
The Foreign Trade Committee provides an overview of the work the CCA trade team undertakes with government and international partners. Each speaker provides an overview of Canada’s major beef markets.

Room 1-3

1:30 PM – 5:15 PM

CCA ANIMAL HEALTH
The CCA Animal Health and Care committee meeting will have a pro-active focus on health or welfare concerns with the potential to affect our international disease status, public trust, or ability to protect the health of our domestic beef herd.

Featuring: Bob Burden, Director, Serecon

Room 5

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM TRADE SHOW

Trade Show

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Happy Hour presented by McDonald’s Canada
Slackwater Beer Tasting presented by MERCK and Allflex

East Ballroom – Penticton Lakeside Resort

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Banquet and Awards presented by McDonald’s Canada

The National Environmental Stewardship Awards and Outstanding Research and Innovation Award followed by an evening of entertainment!

East Ballroom –
Penticton

Lakeside Resort

8:30 PM – 11:00 PM Evening Entertainment and Socializing

 


Thursday, August 18, 2022
ECONOMIC UPDATES AND COURSES, COWCHILLA

7:30 AM WELCOME TO DAY 3!  
11:30 AM 1:30 PM AM CCA Presidents Meeting (CLOSED) Room 5
8:00 AM 8:15 AM OPENING REMARKS  
8:15 AM 10:15 AM #4 RECONNECT TODAY INVEST IN TOMORROW
CanFax Market Updates
Ballroom 1
8:15 AM 8:45 AM

Grain Markets vs Inflation, War, and Mother Nature PRESENTED BY PRIDE SEEDS

With inflation at multi-decade highs, war in the Black Sea, and a North American growing season challenged by both dry and wet starts, where are wheat, canola, and grain markets in general headed? Join Brennan Turner as he walks through the factors he’s tracking most, and when he’s looking to make cash sales over the next year.

Featuring:

  • Brennan Turner, Independent Grain Markets Analyst
 
8:45 AM 9:15 AM

Canadian Cattle Outlook

Production, prices, drought and demand. Canfax looks back over the past two years of supply and demand shocks before looking forward to what is coming in the fall of 2022 and 2023. When will supplies tighten and leverage shift?

Featuring:

  • Brenna Grant, Executive Director Canfax & Canfax Research Services
 
9:15 9:45 AM

Global Protein and Beef Outlook

CattleFax will discuss the global cattle and beef situation, including supplies, demand, grains, competing proteins and other outside influences and factors such as weather and how they are impacting an already volatile marketplace. They will also look at ongoing economic trends and how those trends could impact the outlook going forward for the North American and global protein markets.

Featuring:

  • Duane Lenz, Analyst, Cattlfax
 
9:45 AM 10:15 AM

Canadian Economic Outlook: What now, what next? PRESENTED BY BMO

Aaron Goertzen, Senior Economist & Director at BMO Capital markets, takes stock of the current economic landscape and discusses the outlook for growth, the labour market, inflation, interest rates, and the Canadian dollar.

Featuring:

  • Aaron Goertzen, Senior Economist at BMO Capital Markets
 
10:15 AM 11:00AM BREAK and TRADESHOW  
11:15 AM 12:15 PM #5 RECONNECT TODAY INVEST IN TOMORROW
KEYNOTE
Ballroom 1
  Protecting the Future of Canada’s AgriFood 
TED BILYEA PRESENTED BY CARGILL

Let’s take a broad look at the global state of agriculture and food with particular emphasis on the growing importance of trade in the changing geopolitical and geoeconomics context for beef. As we peer over the horizon, we will suggest how threats such as health and environment could become our biggest assets as food security moves to the top of China’s and many other countries’ agendas.  
 
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH
 
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

TriLateral Meeting (CLOSED)

National Cattle Organization Leadership from Canada, USA and Mexico meet to discuss strategies to benefit global beef trade CLOSED

Rooms 1-3
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CCA DOMESTIC AGRICULTURE
The Domestic Agriculture Policy and Regulations Committee deals with non-trade related policy, program, and regulatory issues, such as business risk management programming and transportation regulations.  It also makes representation to the federal government and works with other committees or groups on issues of mutual interest.
Room 6-7

1:30 4:30 PM

COURSES

The Nuts and Bolts of Gate to Plate 2.0

Brought back after popular demand this crash course will provide the nuts and bolts of how to develop a successful business plan to direct market beef to your friends, neighbors and communities. PLUS – This year we bring in Crystal Mackay to focus on growing your brand and
selling your beef!

Featuring:

  • Cole Ambrock, Instructor, Lakeland College
  • Darla Stepanick, CPA, MBA, Lakeland College
  • Crystal Mackay, Loft32

Salon C

Effective Range Management PRESENT BY MAIA GRAZING

An engaging session hosted by Rob Dinwoodie P.Ag (Retired BC Range Agrologist) and Annaleise Walker (Maia Grazing) on how to effectively manage your range for herd, grass and financial health. This session will outline best management practices for managing your tenure and provide tools to assist you in your range management decisions.

Featuring:

  • Anneliese Walker, Maia Grazing, North American Support
  •  Rob Dinwoodie

Salon B

Financing, Loans, Metrics….Confused Already? Let’s Break It Down

Alternative farm financing options and key financial metrics and strategies for growth.

Featuring:

  • Lars Rogers, Director of Partnership, Area One Farms
Rooms 13

RANCHING FOR PROFIT The 3 Secrets for Increasing Profit

In this workshop you will …

  • See if your ranch is really a business or just a low-paying, physically-demanding job.
  • Learn the difference between economics and finance and why economics always
    comes first.
  • Discover the only three things that any business can do to increase profit.
  • Use the RFP benchmarks to find out which one applies to your business right now.

Featuring:

  • Dave Pratt, Ranching for Profit
Salon A
 
 
5:00 10:00 PM 

COWCHELLA LIVE MUSIC, CRAFT BEER, FOOD TRUCKS & MORE!

Okanagan Lake
Park

 

 

Friday, August 19, 2022

7:00 AM 6:00 PM Canadian Cattlemen’s Association AGM
 

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