The P.E.I. Cattle Producers (PEICP) has been the official voice for beef producers throughout Prince Edward Island for more than 40 years. The PEICP was originally formed in 1976 as the "PEI Cattlemen's Association", and is proud to continue to represent the interests of more than 400 members, provincially, regionally and nationally.
our mission & Goals
The mission of the Prince Edward Island Cattle Producers Association (PEICPA) is to promote and advance the interests of cattle producers on the island. The association aims to provide leadership and support to the beef industry through education, advocacy, marketing, and research. The PEICPA strives to improve the profitability and sustainability of the beef industry by enhancing the competitiveness of its members and working towards a shared vision for the future. The association also aims to foster positive relationships among its members, other industry stakeholders, and the wider community. Overall, the mission of the PEICPA is to be a strong and effective voice for the beef industry on Prince Edward Island.
As Island Beef Producers, our success is built on responsible and sustainable farming practices and will be continued by our sons and daughters. Here at the PEI Cattle Producers, we collaborate with all Maritime Producers and partners throughout the value chain.
Our Main Objectives:
Achieving sustainable incomes for Maritime Beef Producers and Partners
Securing stable processing partners and market options
Becoming focused and responsive to our customers and consumers
Building mutual respect and improving relationships in our communities
Attracting young and new farmers to our industry
The PEICP represents PEI's beef producers nationally through membership in the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) and regionally through the Maritime Beef Council (MBC). more...
The CCA is the national "voice" of Canada's 83,000 beef producers, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) structure represents every phase of the production system; the purebred, cow/calf, backgrounding, and feedlot sectors. The CCA was founded by producers and is led by a producer-elected board of directors from across Canada. It works with other sectors of the agriculture and food industries on matters of mutual concern.
The PEICP also represents its members regionally on the Maritime Beef Council. This organization is made up of the beef cattle organizations of the three Maritime Provinces. Its main objective is to work collaboratively on issues that affect beef producers across the region.
Bio to come!
The business of the PEICP is handled by a six-member Board of Directors, an Ex-Officio representative from the board of Dairy Farmers of PEI and a full time Executive Director. The board consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer and three additional directors Members of the Board are elected annually from its members. Six producers, one from each of the three counties, and three at large, make up the Board. Each Director is elected for a three year term, renewable for a second term.
Chair: Dennis Hogan
Type of Farming:
Seat: At large
Bio to come.
Vice Chair: Dwain MacAulay
Type of Farming: Cow / Calf
Seat: At Large
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: I am a six-generation farmer. I was raised on a family farm where my parents raised beef sheep hogs and grew potatoes and we have been farming the same land for 154 years. I am a graduate of NSAC in plant science and landscape Horticulture. I have been farming by myself for the past 16 years. I am a cow-calf operation with a herd of 40 cows: Black Angus Commercial and purebred. I have 200 acres which I rent part-time to potato farmers and they grow potatoes and barley. in the off years l use the barley land for straw and hay the following year. The reason for getting involved with the Cattlemen’s Association is to learn more. To me, farming is not a job it is a lifestyle. I enjoy having Cattle around and meeting and making friends with people that are involved in the industry. I believe as farmers we all know where Cattle end up but while we have them we should treat them humanely and try to get the message across to consumers. When I am not farming, I am at Crowbush Golf Course where I am course Superintendent. Where I have been for 25 years.
Secretary/ Treasurer: Tim Dixon
Type of Farming: Purebred and crossbred Angus cow/calf, feedlot and soybeans and grain with his father Eric.
Seat: Prince County
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: I am passionate about the cattle industry and want to help move it forward. Tim decided to let his name stand for director of the PEI Cattle Producers because he feels everyone who has a stake in the beef industry should be involved in providing direction and leadership for our future.
Interests/Hobbies: All things agriculture, curling, hockey, and travel.
Other: Tim and his wife Sara farm in North Tryon. Tim is the fourth generation to farm on this land, which recently celebrated 100 years.
Director: Nick Green
Type of Farming: Mixed operation, hogs and cow calf
Seat: Kings County
Nick restarted his family's 3rd Generation farm in Kingston in 2015. He is currently running a 40-head cow-calf operation that is constantly growing. He sells feeder's calves and grass-fed free-range freezer beef, plus chickens, turkeys, and some pork. He is constantly exploring ways to reduce inputs and labor and increase the pounds of beef weaned. Nick also runs his cattle outside all year round and is experimenting with some non-traditional feeding options, such as rotational grazing, corn grazing, and stockpiling living forage.
Director: Kevin Simmons
Type of Farming: Cow/Calf to finish
Seat: At large
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: Kevin operates a cow-calf and feedlot operation with his wife Susan in Irishtown. Kevin wanted to help give input into programs that help fellow producers and to support the industry. Interests/Hobbies: His interest is Camping, 4-H, and traveling. He has two grown daughters and six wonderful grandchildren whom he loves spending time with. Kevin is involved with the CIB and VPBplus programs.
Director: Greg Stavert
Type of Farming: Feedlot and potatoes
Seat: At large
Bio to come.
DFPEI Rep: Gary Hughes
Type of Farming: Dairy
Seat: Ex Officio
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: Appointed by Dairy Farmers of PEI to represent Dairy Farmers
Past Chair: Ivan Johnston
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: Ivan Johnson, a 4th generation farmer, operates a cow-calf herd.