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International Trade committee  Good morning, everybody. My name is Bob Lowe, and I'm the president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. With me today is Fawn Jackson, our director of policy and international affairs. The CCA is pleased for the opportunity to provide input on Bill C-216. The CCA represe

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee on Bill C-206. My name is Bob Lowe, and I'm the president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and a rancher from Alberta. With me is Fawn Jackson, director of policy and international relations

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  What I think—and I haven't really had a chance to mention it—is that one good thing that came out of government during COVID was the government's changes to our AgriStability program. Those mean a lot to the cattle industry in particular. I guess it's the case for everybody, but

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  I think, Dennis, that question went in a different direction. You'd better take it.

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  I'm not familiar with what the member is mentioning, so I'll turn it over to Dennis.

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  There's actually an example of a young couple, right at home where I live. You don't hear much about young couples starting out in the cattle industry and making a go of it, but they seem to be doing it, and they've had a little farm-to-plate private.... People just come and get

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  I don't remember the exact numbers. Dennis might remember them better than me. Some money was put forward to help the packers with resiliency, with coming around after the Cargill thing in Alberta. You heard Dennis say that the packers in North America spent $1.5 billion to keep

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  I think there are two points there. The smaller packers wouldn't have the financial ability to put that in place as fast as the big packers did. On the other hand, if we had more small and medium-sized federally inspected plants.... I think a major detriment to these small plant

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  Yes, you're correct in that.

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good afternoon. My name is Bob Lowe. I'm a rancher in Alberta and also the president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, the national voice of Canada's beef farmers and ranchers. With me is Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president of the CCA. Tha

February 23rd, 2021Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  Okay. Thank you. The agriculture sector in Canada has been taken for granted for a long time. Maybe it's more important to people in other countries. We're trying to change that. As far as your standards go, in North America we basically run under one standard. We do the same

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  Yes, they are.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  As far as I know, we're still waiting for the other provinces to jump on board. I think Alberta was the first one out of the gate.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  It will help with paying when.... We have cattle in my feedlot right now that should have been processed a month ago. They get to a certain weight, and if they can't get marketed, we still have to feed them. I mean, cattle have a shelf life. You still have to keep feeding them. M

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Bob Lowe

Agriculture committee  If I can turn this over to Fawn, she'll be more familiar with the numbers than I am.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Bob Lowe