About ACFA

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) has set the pace in industry for 50 years and is the voice of cattle feeders: hard-working, forward-looking women and men who believe in a strong, profitable, and sustainable cattle feeding industry.

The enduring spirit, take-charge attitude, and passion that has united cattle feeders throughout Alberta’s history, are the same assets that keep our industry strong in the face of today’s opportunities and challenges: social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and changing international export markets.

In all things, the ACFA follows the lead of its voluntary membership and elected board. Innovative visionaries, these committed individuals represent the majority of cattle feeders in the province and in the nation.

Our Vision

A thriving beef industry recognized for the value it contributes to Alberta and Albertans.

Our Mission

Champion innovative and collaborative solutions for a thriving Alberta beef industry on behalf of our members

Strategic Priorities

ACFA collects fees from cattle feeders to meet the needs of the province’s feeding industry though:

Influence public policy and the regulatory regime to enhance the competitiveness of the cattle feeding sector in Alberta.

Member Value:
Build voluntary ACFA membership by delivering value to producers and industry alike

Partnership and Collaboration:
Collaborate and partner with stakeholders to strengthen the Alberta and Canadian beef industry.

ACFA Board of Directors 2024

Keith Gregory

Keith Gregory


Cattleland Feedyards

Curtis Vander Heyden

Curtis Vander Heyden

Vice Chair

Grandview Cattle Feeders Ltd.

Jake Bueckert

Jake Bueckert

Past Chair

Dri-Land Feeders

Michelle Ball

Michelle Ball

Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Brant Lake Wagyu

Lyle Adams

Lyle Adams

6A Cattle Company Ltd.

Bob de Boer

Bob de Boer

Monarch Feeders

Matt Slingerland

Matt Slingerland

Slingerland Feeders

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Gateway Livestock Marketing Inc.

Chad Meunier

Paul Meunier & Sons Farms Ltd.

Evan Hegedys

Hegedys Ranching Ltd.

TJ Larson

Larson Custom Feeders Ltd.

Tom Thorlakson

Thorlakson Feedyards Inc.

ACFA Staff

Janice Tranberg

Janice Tranberg

President and CEO

CJ Noble

Vice President, Policy and Government Relations
Jennifer Brunette

Jennifer Brunette

Manager, Events and Member Services

Kimberli Nummi

Operations Manager and Coordinator, ALPS Program

Joe Novecosky

Financial Manager

Gina Devlin

Communications Manager

Melissa Downing

Director, Regulatory and Sustainability

National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA)

NCFA membership is comprised of provincial beef organizations from the major cattle feeding regions of Canada. Representation on the NCFA Board of Directors and funding contribution levels are based on provincial fed cattle populations.

The NCFA was established in 2007 to represent Canada’s cattle feeding sector on issues of national importance and to work collaboratively with other Canadian beef organizations to strengthen and advance the fed cattle value chain.

NCFA serves as a unified voice for Canada’s cattle feeders on a wide range of policy issues affecting their competitiveness, such as regulatory reform and reduction of the regulatory burden, growing domestic value-added beef production, and seeking new and expanded international markets for Canadian beef.