Canadian Charolais Association
2320 41st Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8
(403) 250.9242

Recent News


The CCA’s Registry System has been upgraded!

Unfortunately, due to the upgrades your previous passwords were not transferable. If you were a previous user of the online system, you MUST request a new password from the Office

We appreciate your patience as we all familiarize ourselves with the changes!

CCA 57th Annual General Meeting
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The Canadian Charolais Association held it’s 57th Annual General Meeting in Edmonton, AB at the Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton on June 18, 2016 in conjunction with the Alberta Charolais Association’s Breeder Tour held on June 17, 2016. It takes a village to host breeder tours and meetings and the outstanding support from the membership was much appreciated – everyone from babies to grandparents were in attendance from across Canada, PEI through to British Columbia. Many thanks to the ACA for their champion lead on the Breeder Tour and to Johnson Charolais, Wrangler Charolais, KAY-R Charolais and Circle Cee for graciously receiving us at their operations.

The CCA congratulates Brian Coughlin or Cobden, ON on being re-elected President and welcomes new Board members Mathieu Palerme of Gatineau, QC and Allan Marshall of Red Deer County, AB. The CCA also extends its gratitude to Bernard Begin of Ste-Marie, QC and Rod McLeod of Rocky View County, AB for their time, effort and commitment to the Association and its members, and their overall dedication to the Charolais breed in Canada.


Back Row: Travis Foot, AB; Ricky Milton, Maritimes; Mike Elder, SK; Kasey Phillips, AB Front Row: Mel Reekie, CCA General Manager; Andre Steppler, MB; Brian Coughlin, ON; Darwin Rosso, SK; Brent Saunders, ON. Not Pictured: Mathieu Palerme, QC; Allan Marshall, AB


The 2016 newly elected Board of Directors:

Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON – President
Andre Steppler, Miami, MB – 1st Vice President
Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK – 2nd Vice President
Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON – Past President
Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PEI
Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC
Mike Elder, Coronach, SK
Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB
Travis Foot, Esther, AB
Allan Marshall, Red Deer County, AB


Since our creation in 1959, the Canadian Charolais Association has served as one of Canada’s major beef breed associations. Based in Calgary, we continually strive to provide our members with up-to-date industry information.

The benefits of using Charolais cattle are obvious – cattlemen simply can’t deny their growth and carcass traits. Over the years, Charolais cattle have earned the reputation of producing cows who can handle a range of environmental conditions and bulls who increase the size and ruggedness of any herd. On the rail, Charolais genetics increase total red meat yield.

Whether you’re a producer looking for Charolais genetics, a member looking to further your involvement in the CCA, or an established breeder looking for producer news, we’re here to help. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with the Canadian Charolais Association.