Cow-calf operator new CCA head

Alberta rancher Dave Solverson is the new president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Dan Darling of Ontario is vice-president.

Solverson ranches at Camrose and was acclaimed at the CCA annual meeting held in Ottawa March 4-7.

Solverson runs Woodwind Ranch, a 5,000 acre cow-calf to finish operation, with his brother, Ken. He has been a director with Alberta Beef Producers as finance chair and served as that organization’s representative to the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. 

He was CCA vice-president and has served as chair of the animal care and foreign trade committees.

Darling is past-president of Beef Farmers of Ontario and lives in the Township of Cramahe in Northumberland County. 


He operates a cow-calf operation with his brother, Van.

Other members elected to the executive committee include Pat Hayes and Reg Schellenberg of Saskatchewan, Matt Bowman of Ontario and Doug Sawyer of Alberta. 

Appointed to the committee are Martin Rossmann of British Columbia, Howard Bekkering of Alberta, Lynn Grant of Saskatchewan, Ramona Blyth of Manitoba, Bob Gordanier of Ontario and Ivan Johnson of New Brunswick, representing Atlantic Canada.