Structure

Composed of 14 regional syndicates, the PBQ currently represent approximately 14,500 beef and veal producers in all regions of Quebec.

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Regional syndicates

Regional cattle producer syndicates bring together all beef and veal producers on their territory, in accordance with the Professional Syndicates Act. Each syndicate has its Regional Board of Directors, and their Chairs sit on the PBQ’s Board of Directors.

In addition to providing regional representation, the syndicates implement production development projects and cooperate in marketing cattle. In each region, a Secretary plans and follows up on the syndicate’s current activities. To contact them.

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Annual General Meeting

Every year, delegates to the Quebec cattle producers’ Annual General Meeting, representing all regions of Quebec, adopt resolutions which become the work priorities and major orientations for the coming year.

Committees

Marketing

Five marketing committees, each one representing a specific cattle production sector (feeder calves, fed cattle, cull cattle, dairy calves, grain-fed and milk-fed veal) have been established under the Joint Plan des producteurs de bovins du Québec, as provided for in the Act respecting the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products. Each committee comprises a regional representative from the sector concerned, a representative from the PBQ and a representative of an accredited association, where appropriate.

The marketing committees mission is to develop marketing strategies tailored to their production realities. They adopt regulations to make marketing more orderly and efficient, ensuring producers of the highest possible net income for their cattle. The committees also manage their promotion funds (grain-fed and milk-fed veal) and research funds (in the five production sectors).

Each marketing committee is assisted by a negotiation committee responsible for preparing, conducting and concluding trade negotiations in its production sector, in concert with the PBQ.

Costs of production

The PBQ have set up four specialized committees to monitor the application of the provincial government’s farm income stabilization insurance programs and the establishment of production costs. These four committees are in the grain-fed and milk-fed veal sectors as well as in the feeder calf and fed cattle sectors.

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Board of Directors

The PBQ’s Board of Directors is made up of its Chairman, the Chairs of the 14 regional syndicates who are elected in their respective regions, and the Chairs of the five marketing committees, each representing their respective production sector.

In addition to following up on decisions taken at the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors determines the thrust of policies, farm programs, cattle production and collective marketing, in accordance with the joint marketing plan (Plan conjoint), regulations, and any other issue that concerns the PBQ.

The Chairman and Board members also represent the PBQ at several external committees meetings with federal and provincial officials.

 
Chairman

Mr Jean-Thomas Maltais
Farm located in Saguenay
(Chicoutimi district)

 

 
Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Mr Vincent Boisvert
Farm located in Landrienne

 
Montérégie-Est

Mr Jean-Marc Ménard
Farm located in Sainte-Christine

 
Bas-Saint-Laurent

Mr Daniel Reichenbach
Farm located in Saint-Ulric

 
Montérégie-Ouest

Mr Kirk Jackson
Farm located in Saint-Anicet

 
Capitale-Nationale−Côte-Nord

Mr Philippe Alain
Farm located in Saint-Basile

 
Outaouais−Laurentides

Mr Stanley Christensen
Farm located in Lac-Sainte-Marie

 
Centre-du-Québec

Mr Jean-François Dion
Farm located in Inverness

 
Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean

Mrs Émilie Girard
Farm located in Saint-Bruno

 
Chaudière-Appalaches-Nord

Mr Bertrand Bédard
Farm located in Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage

 
CMMBA

Mr André Ricard
Farm located in Saint-Alexis
(Lanaudière)

 
Chaudière-Appalaches-Sud

Mr Sylvain Bourque
Farm located in Saint-Théophile

 
CMMBR

Mr Pierre Ruest
Farm located in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard
(Bas-Saint-Laurent)

 
Estrie

Mr André Tessier
Farm located in Wotton

 
CMMVE

Mr Sébastien Vachon 
Farm located in Saint-Frédéric
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

 
Gaspésie−Les Îles

Mr Doris Boissonnault
Farm located in Caplan

 
CMMVG

Mr Louis-Joseph Beaudoin
Farm located in Proulxville
(Mauricie)

 
Lanaudière

Mrs Francine Trépanier
Farm located in La Visitation-de-l’Île-Dupas

 
CMMVL

Mr Pierre-Luc Nadeau
Farm located in Saint-Isidore
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

 
Mauricie

Mr Steve Beaudry
Farm located in Yamachiche

 
Executive Director and secretary-treasurer

Mr André Roy

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises the Chairman of the PBQ, a Vice-Chair and three members, all elected by and from the members of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee follows up on decisions taken by the Board of Directors and oversees the day-to-day management of PBQ operations. The Executive Committee members also serve on the PBQ’s Finance Committee.

 

 
Chairman

Mr Jean-Thomas Maltais
Farm located in Saguenay
(Chicoutimi district)

 
Vice Chairman

Mr Philippe Alain
Farm located in Saint-Basile

 

 
Member

Mr Sylvain Bourque
Farm located in Saint-Théophile

 

 
Member

Mr Kirk Jackson
Farm located in Saint-Anicet

 

 
Member

Mrs Francine Trépanier
Farm located in La Visitation-de-l’Île-Dupas

 
Executive  and secretary-treasurer

Mr André Roy

Staff

The PBQ’s General Secretariat has about 30 employees who support elected officers in their daily marketing and development activities. They also support elected officers in following up on issues and in the general administration of the PBQ.

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Key resource persons

Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec Phone: 450 679-0540, poste 8761 Fax: 450 442-9348 pbq@upa.qc.ca 

General Management – André Roy, M.B.A.

Corporate affairs – Marie-Claude Dubuc (ext. 8722)

Marketing :

  • Fed Cattle – Yannick Sauvé (ext. 8524)
  • Cull Cattle & Dairy Calf – Laurie Noiseux (ext. 8482)
  • Grain-fed Veal – Stéphanie Demers (ext. 8637)
  • Milk-fed Veal – Denis Pelletier (ext. 8263)
  • Feeder calf – Laurie Noiseux (ext. 8482)

Accounting  – Ginette Therrien (ext. 8742)

Environment & Quality Program – Sirine El Hamdaoui (ext. 8753)

Communications – Julien Levac Joubert (ext. 8110)

Union Life – Marilou Léger (ext. 8354)

Marketing and promotion (grain-fed veal et milk-fed veal) – Andréanne St-Germain (ext. 8796)

Income Security, Statistics and Markets – Maxime d’Almeida (ext. 8370)

Officer in Charge of the Protection of Personal Information for Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec
Me Raphaële St-Amand-Valente
Office 100
555 Roland-Therrien Blvd
Longueuil (Québec)  J4H 3Y9
Phone: 438 807-0421
Email: rstamandvalente@upa.qc.ca

PBQ or Regional Syndicates Contact Information

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Steering Committee

 

 

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Canadian Organizations

PBQs also sit on the following organizations:

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