Manitoba cow-calf producer to head CCA


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A cow-calf producer and former head of the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association has been named as the new head of the national cattle producers? organization.

Martin Unrau of MacGregor, Man. was acclaimed as president of the Canadian Cattlemen?s Association during the organization?s annual meeting last week in Ottawa.

Dave Solverson of Camrose, Alta., a vice-chairman with Alberta Beef Producers, was acclaimed to replace Unrau as CCA vice-president.

Unrau, who also backgrounds some calves and grows grain crops, replaces Travis Toews of Beaverlodge, Alta., who remains on the CCA board as past-president.

"The Canadian cattle industry is in a really good situation right now; however, I am concerned about infrastructure dropping off because herd numbers are down. It?s one of those underlying issues that are always there when numbers are down," Unrau said in a release Friday.