Canadian Cattlemen's Association fonds
12.6 m of textual records
The Council of Western Beef Producers was established in 1932 to promote the interests of the cattle industry in western Canada. It operated with a small budget and part-time staff until the 1960s when it became apparent that a stronger national voice was needed. In 1967 the name was changed to the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. Its aims were to represent the interests of Canadian beef cattle producers at the national and international levels, and to carry out activities perceived to be in the interest of these producers. Offices were opened in Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario in 1970, and in Ottawa in 1978. The Toronto office closed in the mid 1980s. CCA's board of directors is elected by provincial cattlemen's associations, the number of directors from each province being in relation to the size of its industry. The association represents approximately 90% of Canada's beef producers. It has two subsidiaries, Canfax Market Information and Service, and the Beef Information Centre. For further information see Trails : The 50-Year History of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and the Cattle Industry, 1932-1982 / edited by Robert A.N. Mercer. - Markham, Ontario : Broadwater Farm Services, and CCA, 1982.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of alphabetically arranged administrative files.
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Canadian Cattlemen's Association, 1992.
The material is in English.
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(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)