The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Larry Miller, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Alex Atamanenko, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, Ben Lobb, Larry Miller, Francine Raynault, Brian Storseth, Frank Valeriote and Bob Zimmer.
Acting Members present: Hon. Wayne Easter for Frank Valeriote and Mike Lake for LaVar Payne.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Frédéric Forge, Analyst; Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst.
Witnesses: Beef Value Chain Roundtable: Blair Coomber, Government Co-Chair, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Director General, Multilateral Relations, Policy and Engagement Directorate; Travis Toews, Past-President, Canadian Cattlemen's Association. Pork Value Chain Roundtable: Susie Miller, Government Co-Chair, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate; Florian Possberg, Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Pork Council. Sheep Value Chain Roundtable: John Ross, Government Co-Chair, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Director, Animal Industry Division; Andrew Gordanier, Industry Co-Chair, Chair, Canadian Sheep Federation.
Blair Coomber, Florian Possberg, Andrew Gordanier and Travis Toews made statements and answered questions.
At 5:15 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
David-Andrés NovoaClerk of the Committee