National Cattle Feeders' Association Formed



    OTTAWA, March 30 /CNW/ - Provincial cattle feeder associations across
Canada have joined forces to create a new national organization called the
National Cattle Feeders' Association (NCFA). This federally registered
not-for-profit organization will focus on national and international issues
that impact on the economic and business interests of the cattle feeding
industry in Canada.
    According to Chairman of the Board, Rick Paskal the initial objectives of
the corporation are to develop a pro-active issues management, political
response and communications capability. "This will enable cattle feeders to
work in a collaborative way with other sectors to improve industry
competitiveness, increase domestic value added production and expand markets
for Canadian beef," said Paskal.

    Board Members are:
    Bill Freding - BC
    Larry Nolan - AB
    Lloyd Sproule - AB
    Rick Paskal - AB
    Bill Jameson - SK
    Larry Schweitzer - MB
    Doug Kaufman - ON
    Mark Grimard - PQ

    The Board will be filled out shortly with the addition of a
representative from Atlantic Canada. NCFA has begun meeting with federal
officials and communicating with partner organizations on current issues like
the implementation of the enhanced feed ban that goes into effect on July 12,
2007.
    The NCFA will be headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.





For further information:

For further information: Rick Paskal, Chairman, (403) 732-4075, (403)
894-9449 (cell); Bryan Walton, General Manager, (403) 250-2509, (403) 837-2232
(cell)

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