Working for B.C.'s farmers and ranchers.
BC Agriculture Council is a non-profit, non-governmental council of member associations representing 28 farm associations that in turn generate 96% of provincial farm gate sales. It is the lead industry advocate for key sector-wide priorities in British Columbia.
Water is a cornerstone of agricultural production. B.C. farmers and ranchers recognize the importance of protecting this precious resource and ensuring a safe, reliable water source for our food system.READ MORE >>
Ensuring farmland sustainability is crucial. Agriculture is vulnerable to changes in climate conditions and even small shifts can have significant consequences for food production, the livelihoods...READ MORE >>
A farm is a workplace, a home and a place with children. Trespassing is an issue that has serious concerns related to bio-security, animal welfare and farm family's well-being. BCAC asked government for their plans on this issue...READ LATEST REPONSE>>
Access to labour is essential for food security and the success of the Canadian agriculture sector..READ MORE >>
BCAC is committed to growing the community’s understanding of agriculture. In order to grow awareness and understanding...READ MORE >>
June 24, 2022
BCAC is deeply concerned by recent reports that lands farmed for more than three generations are now at risk of industrial development.MORE INFO
June 23, 2022
Last week, Statistics Canada released new data from the Census of Agriculture that told readers that the agriculture sectors’ contributions to the provincial economy are growing.READ MORE
June 22, 2022
The BC Milk Industry Advisory Committee invites applications from qualified individuals who are keen to make an active contribution to the Dairy industry.MORE INFO
GROWING THE COMMUNITY'S
UNDERSTANDING OF AGRICULTURE
We are all motivated by the same values.
Connecting People to Farms
Telling Our Story
Consumers are more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market than ever before. As the voice of B.C. farmers we simply want to ensure that the public have the balanced information they need about food to make informed choices that are right for them and their families.
BC Cattlemen's Association
BC Cattlemen's Association promotes, encourages, protects and develops the cattle industry in British Columbia in an environmentally responsible manner.
Member Quick Facts
- BC Cattlemen’s Association is the voice of over 1200 cattle ranchers across the province.
- The average # of head of beef cattle per farm in B.C. is 117.
- B.C. is home to approximately 5% of Canadian cattle herd.
- Approximately 66% of the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) is owned by ranches.
- The average size of cattle farms in BC is 1,074 acres (435 hectares).