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$6M kickstarts beef research network


Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will receive more than $6 million from the federal government to lead a research cluster of industry experts, scientists and universities.

The Beef Cluster will pull together the scientific expertise for research that will focus on areas including reducing production costs, increasing feed efficiency and decreasing the impact of animal health issues. Industry partnership is an important element of this initiative and the funding will support the CCA’s contribution of nearly $1.2 million. Provincial government partners will also contribute nearly $464,000.

“The Canadian beef and cattle industry is pleased to be working with the Government of Canada to advance the competitiveness and sustainability of our industry,” said Brad Wildeman, president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “The Beef Cluster initiative will appropriately target and invest industry and government resources in areas that will help address current competitiveness challenges as well as explore potential new opportunities.”