2016 CCA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The Canadian Charolais Association received a significant number of highly qualified applicants for their 2016 Scholarships. Of the twenty impactful applications received, the selection committee had the tough decision to select three recipients.
Congratulations to Jack Oattes, Cobden, ON as the successful recipient of the 2016 Dale Norheim Memorial scholarship ($1500). The Charolais breed played a large role in Jack’s upbringing and a passion that he has remained committed to; Jack is currently in his first year of Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Illinois. Jack finds personal fulfillment and is honoured to be recognized and associated with this prestigious award in memorian of Dale Norheim. Dale was a positive influence to him personally from a young age and assisted Jack with a purchase in the fall of 2005 that went on to be the CCYA Grand Champion Female!
Both receiving $1000 scholarships, Congratulations to Megan McLeod, Cochrane, AB and Shae-Lynn Evans, Kenaston, SK. Megan appreciates the opportunity to apply for the Charolais Association scholarships as she’s been showing Charolais cattle since she was six years old and has since been quite involved in CCYA and 4-H in Alberta. Megan is supporting herself in her education as she works on her third year of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan. Shae-Lynn has also been actively involved in CCYA and 4-H from a young age and has most recently represented CCYA at the Australian National Youth Stampede in Dubbo, New South Wales where she broadened her understanding of the breed and began what are sure to be lifelong friendships. Shae-Lynn is in her final year of Nursing through the University of Regina.
It was a true pleasure for those on the committee to read through the inspiring messages and get a first hand look at the next generation of Charolais Leaders. The strength of their leadership skills and their involvement with the breed and their communities is remarkable.
2017 MEMBERSHIPS & WHOLE HERD ENROLLMENT
2017 Whole Herd Enrollment is now available to you online – WHE forms have hit the mail for members who are not online users.
January 1st is our annual deadline for Memberships and Enrollment; with the change in our Registry System there was a delay getting this set for our members.
We apologize for any inconvenience the delay has caused, with the busy Christmas season we just ask to do your best to have your enrollments completed by the first week of January.
Please note that the Charolais Office will be closed December 26 through 30. We will be back in the office the week of January 2 and will be happy to help you with any issues you may encounter.
Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and yours through the holiday season and beyond
Sincerely, Your Canadian Charolais Association
*** REGISTRY UPGRADES ***
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!
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.