The Canadian Cattlemens Association announced their nominees for the TESA awards, looking to give recognition to those producers who help with the local environment.
The Environmental Stewardship Award has been given out for 26 years, with the CCA "recognizing beef producers who explore innovative ways to protect, preserve, and enhance their operations and the environment simultaneously".
The nominees hail from seven different provinces and include:
British Columbia – Crystal Lake Ranch
Werner and Jody Stump of Crystal Lake Ranch in Malakwa, British Columbia, were nominated for The Environmental Stewardship Award by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association.
Alberta – Wray Ranch
The Alberta nominee for The Environmental Stewardship Award is Wray Ranch of Irricana, operated by Doug and Linda Wray along with Nephew Tim and Joanne Wray.
Saskatchewan – Clear View Angus
Brian and Debbie Highsaw, the Saskatchewan nominee for The Environmental Stewardship Award, own Clear View Angus at Mankota, Saskatchewan.
Manitoba – Lowry Farms
Glen and Pam Lowry, Manitoba nominee to The Environmental Stewardship Award, and their family operate Lowry Farms near Darlingford, MB in the Pembina Valley Region.
Ontario – Leavitt’s Black Angus Beef
Lynn Leavitt is the Beef Farmers of Ontario nominee for The Environmental Stewardship Award and owner of Leavitt’s Black Angus Beef in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Quebec – Ferme Sage
Ferme Sage, owned by Stanley Christensen and Cheryl Sage, is the Quebec nominee for The Environmental Stewardship Award.
Prince Edward Island – Kingston View Farms
Nick Green of Kingston View Farms in Prince Edward Island is the Maritime Beef Council nominee for The Environmental Stewardship Award.
The winner of the TESA award will be announced on August 16, during the Canadian Beef Industry Conference.